Asked on Jul 02, 2016

Where to find more info about Crisa glass bottles?

Hey Hometalkers! So yesterday I was browsing through one of my favorite thrift shops & outside was this huge bottle(5 gallons). I talked the seller down to $10 & purchased it. When I got home I noticed words embossed on the bottom....
"Crisa bottle, Made in Mexico". I Googled & found very little info about this kind of bottle(bell shaped). I did however, find out it's vintage. It is very heavy glass & it's a beautiful bottle, this picture does it no justice. By the way, someone has one listed on eBay for sale @$250. Can someone tell me where I can find more info about this bottle? Thanks Hometalkers!
where to find more info about crisa glass bottles, Crisa glass bottle 5 gallon bell shaped and light blue tinted
Crisa glass bottle--5 gallon, bell shaped and light blue tinted
  14 answers
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jul 02, 2016
    It looks like a carboy jug used for fermenting beer or wine. Crisa is the glass manufacturer. There are a lot of these on etsy and eBay. Nice find!
  • William William on Jul 02, 2016
    They are also used as water coolers. Anywhere from $40 to $149, average, on Ebay and Etsy. Not much of a collector value, but still unique and a good find.
  • TateTwo TateTwo on Jul 02, 2016
    I see one on etsy running for around $150. Nice find :)
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jul 02, 2016
    I love the different shape. sounds like you made a good purchase.
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jul 03, 2016
    Look on Pinterest. There are about 30 pins about them. Several terrarium ideas, too!
  • Dee B Dee B on Jul 17, 2016
    I know nothing about Crisa..but my mind immediately saw it becoming a lovely lamp. Nice bottle as is. Sounds like you made a real bargain.
  • Den27084701 Den27084701 on Jul 02, 2017

    Nice bottle! I also have one I picked up at local thrift shop for $5! I couldnt pass it up!

    Iv long held an interest in wine and vinegar making and have several carboys already so I left it in the house.. hoping for an idea what I might do with it!

    While we live in a stick built home now, we are planning to build a nice rustic log built home here in Alaska, now that we're retired.. and our decor is largely functioning antiques! Our cookstove is a turn of the century Great Majestic wood fired cookstove.. A 1892 Kimball pump organ.. Antique loom and spinning wheel (to use to spin Yak's wool primarily).. a couple of antique oil/kerosene hanging lamps and same in table types.. many smaller (functional) antiques for decor and use..

    Iv been looking at this bottle for several years and am stumped at what I might do with it! I have a shop and capacity to do nearly ANYTHING.. but so far its just a neat old bottle!

    If ANYONE has ANY ideas what I might do with it.. that would fit into my decor.. Id really be greatful! Not interested in altering the original bottle.. such as things that involve drilling holes in it though..

    Thanks to everyone in advance!

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Jul 04, 2017

    What a great buy! I l love it. You could use some dry decorative branches and maybe even some of the pretty tiny lights in there and it would look beautiful.

  • Mona Parnell Howell Mona Parnell Howell on Apr 23, 2019

    I have the exact same jar only it looks like someone has modified it by cutting a hole in the side about 4” in circumference and a smaller hole closer to the bottom a little smaller than a dime. I’m thinking the smaller hole was made to feed fairy/Christmas lights through. Does yours have the holes? I have no idea what I’m gonna do with it but I love glass jars!

    • Hi Mona!

      Mine does not have any holes in it.

      I won't be altering it, it's too beautiful. I'm patiently waiting for an "aha" moment. Until then, it's sitting pretty in my dining room😃

  • Mona Parnell Howell Mona Parnell Howell on Apr 24, 2019

    Oh lucky you! I wouldn’t modify it either. I wish the previous owner had done mine but oh well! Still a beautiful jar. Good luck with your aha moment. Would love to see what you come up with.

    • I have one with the holes, too! I just bought it at a thrift store yesterday for $5. I almost didn't buy it because of the holes. Not sure what I will do with it yet, either.

  • Mother Mother on May 11, 2019

    Hey Mona. Yours was a lamp - very popular in the 60's. Here is a link to one I found on Esty. I have one and think it is really cool. Also, saw a pair that sold for $2,600 on 1stdibs. WOWZA! Here is the link

    It is a lamp. Check it out

  • Ron de Jong Ron de Jong on Mar 18, 2020

    Nice, i have one too. had no idea it had any value :)

  • Lle55626456 Lle55626456 on Dec 07, 2021

    I just found one of these on Facebook marketplace. I knew nothing about Crisa, but thought it was beautiful

    Mine had the large hole, so made a terrarium.

  • Janet Janet on Jan 17, 2023

    Hi would you be interested in selling it? I had one and I dropped it and broke it. I am heartbroken over it. Please if you don’t have any plans for it I’d buy it