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Calvary scenes in bottles

The art of working in bottles, which was known in Europe in the 18th century, soon became popular when it came to two principal themes. Ships in bottles, which were highly valued by people living along the coasts and made by seafaring people, were very popular during the time of the tall ships. At the same time, calvary scenes in bottles, inspired by represntations of the cross and the passion, became very popular with those who knew how to fill their free time.

The art of making calvary scenes in bottles, which has been practised in Quebec particularly since the second half of the 19th century, has given rise to numerous examples of ingenuity.