Vintage and Antique Bottle Whimseys

Bottle whimseys, also called whimsey bottles or puzzle bottles, are a form of folk art consisting of small handmade sculptures built inside clear glass bottles. First seen in Europe during the 18th century, bottle whimseys (sometimes spelled “whimsies”) spread to the United States and became an especially popular craft following the Civil War, when glass bottle production greatly increased. In the 19th century, the craft of constructing...Continue Reading