Bottle of passion work of patience found there in miniature Christ on the cross with the main instruments of passion made of wood carved with a knife and painted note that all the elements are nested (only one is dislocated) the cap mysteriously closed by a key! Rare popular work late 19th traces of impurity on the bottle. Height: 31 cm, 9 cm in diameter see the many pictures.
We find \Sometimes the instruments of passion are simply suspended by wires inside the bottle, hung on protrusions in the form of bubbles. The origin of this practice, dating back to the eighteenth century, is undoubtedly to seek joy (aisne) where a miraculous fountain attracted many pilgrims.
Everyone left with a bottle filled with this water. Then we made glass-like bulbs, in which we hung small figurines in colored spun glass, representing two types of objects: on the one hand, the instruments of passion, on the other hand characters and objects related to the legend of jubilation. These vials were then filled with miraculous water. The practice existed in Germany, in the mountains of lallgäu and lerzgebirge, where various scenes and crosses of passion were made under the term geduldsflasche (\Subsequently this fashion spread and these bottles were made everywhere, especially in Brittany where the art of bottling boats already existed then in many countries up to Quebec. (source wikipedia) bottle-passion here is an object of curious devotion that will raise at least one question: how to enter all these objects by the neck of the bottle while it seems logically impossible ???Come on, courage and patience, all you have to do is read this article and the veil will be lifted! A bottle-passion is a transparent glass bottle, whose glass can sometimes be slightly bluish or greenish and which contains a representation of the Christ on the cross called passion of Christ or Calvary. First a bit of history. \It is the first, to my knowledge, a long series of bottles called \The first French - and Breton - bottle represents a Calvary: the Christ surrounded by two thieves, equipped with all the attributes of passion. It bears the signature \They are called bottle-passion, bottle of passion, bottle with passion or bottle-calvary, calvary bottled and sometimes, we find them under the name partially inaccurate dex-voto.
A bottle-passion can be considered as ex-voto only when it takes place in a church and only in this case. The objects on display in the bottle are all related to the passion of Christ. So you can see: the cross of the crucifixion, the nails that were used to crucify Jesus, the hammer, the pincers, the sponge with the vinegar to drink at the end of the spear, the eyes, the flowers of lily, the the rod of the flagellation and the reed, the derisory scepter of Jesus, king of the Jews, the dice for the tunic of Christ was played on the dice, the spear of the centurion which pierced the side of Christ, the stone sword, the lantern of the guards of the court, the scepter and the whip tied to the flogging of Jesus and the column to which he was attached for this torture, the crown of thorns, the seamless tunic, the rooster who sang three times during the denial of stone, the scale which is often located on the back of the cross for the dependence of the cross, the phylactery inri for \dadam, first man on earth.
You can also see personal additions such as religious medals and also chromos or carved engravings of angels or holy characters such as the Virgin at the foot of the cross or Saint John, ribbons, flowers and leaves natural and dry or artificial. The customization of such a bottle was possible but not ostensible.
The number of objects in the bottle is variable: it can simply be the cross with the scale but can also count up to 46 pieces, all related to the passion of Christ. The containers are mostly bottles, carafes, bottles and jugs. You want to know how to make such a bottle? Here are the tips: the first step is to create the support that will receive the cross.
This support is itself in the shape of a cross that matches the shape of the bottom of the bottle. This ensures the stability of the future building.
You can imagine that all the pieces are made out of the bottle but they are assembled and fixed in the bottle. Léchelle is totally mounted on the outside of the bottle, like the cross.
The wood that composes it is chosen for its flexibility: it is mainly birch or juniper, but also of hazel. After dipping the ladder in boiling water for a moment, it can twist without breaking. By carefully holding the amounts, she was thus slipped by the neck to take place at the back of the cross. Very quickly, it returns to its original form. Monsieur aubry, who restores old bottles, believing little in this process, does differently and here is his explanation: a ladder enters the bottle is one piece being the width of the neck, or, if wider, it is mounted inside each echelon fitted on one of the arms, then the other arm fitted on the free ends of the rungs, all assembled by mortise and tenons.
The most difficult thing was to fix Christ on the cross. Which explains why many bottles do not contain Christ. But patience and will allow to arrive at everything! Placing the pieces in the bottle is done through long needles, punches, thin wooden picks, umbrella whales, in short everything that is long, thin and pointed and that enters the neck of a bottle. Some assemblies are made with tenons and mortises and that implies a great ability of the bottle factor.
For many, introduced objects are either nailed or glued. You may notice it on some photos below, sometimes the wooden cap is held by a nail or a small wooden key located horizontally and that emerges on each side of the bottom of the neck.It keeps the bottle closed, preventing dust from entering, while having play to allow moisture to come out of the bottle. The stopper can inflate freely, preventing the breakage of the neck. More rarely, it is decorated with a dome, a crucifix, a bell tower, a head, a ball or other religious attribute.
Are bottles typical of a region? No, not specifically, these bottles exist everywhere in France and in the world. He finds himself in Alsace, in Auvergne, in Lorraine but especially where there are patients! \He sold his bottles 22 francs each to the Clermont railwaymen on the line Clermont-le Puy; the latter sold them in turn to the winemakers of Limagne. \236 Some may be assigned to sailors because they have two additional lanterns, items essential for night navigation and highlighted on boats.
There are such bottles in Quebec. They are very complete in the number of objects which appear in them, and are recognized by the raven which sits on the cross of the cross.
An in-depth study of the decor allows to locate them but a solid knowledge. These bottles were made during long winter days and by people whose occupation or occupation left them free time: sailors, soldiers or prisoners of war. They were made for themselves, as a votive offer or to be offered to friends and family. Some bottles have the particularity of containing water.This gives them a magnifying effect, making the objects included in the bottle very visible and very detailed. In Auvergne, some are filled with alcohol: o say it are not only sought for a decorative purpose, but they are filled with alcohol, \The item \The seller is \This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.