Our distinctive bird bottle is recreated as an ornament to hang on your Christmas tree, complete with a nesting cardinal. The bright scarlet red of Virginia's state bird adds a colorful accent to this historically-inspired decoration. Don't miss the opportunity to add an iconic Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area piece to your holiday collection.
Ornament in bird bottle shape
Features nesting cardinal
2 1/2"L x 1 1/2"H x 1"W (Approx.)
These unusual birdhouses were apparently quite popular in 18th-century Williamsburg. Fragments have been unearthed throughout the area, and a 1746 inventory and 1752 advertisement provide further evidence. Though it's tempting to attribute their use to an enthusiasm for bird watching, bird bottles served a more practical purpose: nesting birds made ideal insect control around homes, kitchens, and stables.