Timeless Traditions Tear Bottles

The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Legends of tear bottles or lachrymatories abound in stories of Egypt and middle eastern societies. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Roman times, when mourners filled small glass vials with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of love and respect.

In the Old Testament of the Bible, the notion of collecting tears in a bottle appears in Psalm 56:8 when David prays to God, “Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy Book?” David’s words remind us that God keeps a record of human pain and suffering and always remembers our sorrows.

Tear bottles reappeared during the Victorian period of the 19th century, when those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles ornately decorated with silver and pewter. The mourning period would end when the tears evaporated from the bottle.

Tear bottles today are given to symbolize joy and love for others’ important rites of passage. Births, adoptions, graduations, and weddings are occasions where a lasting gift like a beautiful tear bottle will surprise and delight loved ones. During times of sadness, such as illness or death, a tear bottle or lachrymatory is especially meaningful and can express deep sympathy to loved ones. Some women choose to use the bottles; others give them as purely symbolic gifts.

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Victorian Red Glass Tear Bottle
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2050V 2050 $ 34.95
2050VWT with a Silver Filigree Tray 2050WT $ 40.95
Do you know someone that has lost a loved one and will be facing their first Christmas season without them?
  




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Colored Forget-Me-Not Tear Bottle
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876857003057 3057 $ 39.95
876857003057WT with a Silver Filigree Tray 3057WT $ 45.95
Our newest tear bottle has nickel-silver Forget-Me-Not flowers around the tear-drop shaped cobalt blue bottle. And, this more expensive “Colored” version is the same as the "Classic" tear bottle but the flowers are hand-painted with clear-blue enamel.
  




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Violet Marble Tear Bottle
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876857004122 $ 49.95
876857004122WT with Beveled MirrorTray $ 55.95
One of our newest tear bottles in the hand-made Contemporary line. Mourning Shades of Purple and Violet with a Purple Jade stone cap and a hand-carved cork stopper. The bottle rim is hand painted in 24K gold luster.
  




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Olive Marble Tear Bottle
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876857004115 4115 $ 49.95
876857004115WT with Beveled MirrorTray 4115WT $ 55.95
One of our newest tear bottles in the hand-made Contemporary line. Shades and layers of golden-olive with a Tiger Eye stone cap and a hand-carved cork stopper. The bottle rim is hand painted in 24K gold luster.
  




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Gold Angel Tear Bottle
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876857003026 AS-04 $ 31.95
876857003026WT with Gold Filigree Tray AS-04WT $ 37.95
Each tear bottle measures approximately 2 1/16" H X 1 1/8" W as well as a story card detailing the history of the tear bottle.
  




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Blue Butterfly Tear Bottle
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876857004139 4139 $ 59.95
876857004139WT 4139 with Beveled MirrorTray $ 65.95
A delicate butterfly featuring Blue wing-tips sits on a hand-blown glass tear bottle that has a smoky gray-green marble-style base with “beaded feet”. A coordinating blue lace agate cabochon with a hand-carved cork stopper forms the cap.
  




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Circle of Love - Friends Forever Tear Bottle
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876857003002 3002 $ 29.95
876857003002WT with Beveled MirrorTray 3002WT $ 35.95
The sculpture surrounding the tear bottle is a celebration of the bonds that strengthen us. This tear bottle symbolizes the power of love that draws together family and friends in good times and bad and makes us stronger knowing we are surrounded by Love
  




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Blue Marble Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876857004108 4108 $ 49.95
876857004108WT with Beveled MirrorTray 4108WT $ 55.95
One of our newest tear bottles in the hand-made Contemporary line. Shades and layers of blue glass with a Navy stone cap and a hand-carved cork stopper. The bottle rim is hand painted in 24K gold luster.
  




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Blue Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876857004009 4009 $ 43.95
876857004009WT with Beveled MirrorTray 4009WT $ 49.95
An artistic, flame-worked glass tear bottle in what we call our "Contemporary" style. About 2 inches tall (exact measurements will vary). Blue lapis corundum cabochon in the cap, splashes of blue in the clear glass, gold luster rim and cap.
  




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Gold-Banded Roma with Blue Glass Tear Bottle
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876857001053 1053 $ 35.95
876857001053WT with Gold Filigree Tray 1053WT $ 41.95
The filigree metalwork laid over the rich cobalt blue glass makes a striking combination. This cap is also crowned by a blue Austrian Swarovski crystal.
  




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Red Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876857004023 $ 44.95
876857004023WT with Beveled MirrorTray $ 50.95
An artistic, flame-worked glass tear bottle in the Contemporary style. About 2 inches tall (exact measurements will vary). Orissa garnet corundum cabochon in the cap, splashes of red in the clear glass, 24K gold luster rim and cap.
  




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Pewter Angel Tear Bottle
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876857003019 AS03 $ 30.95
876857003019WT with Pewter Filigree Tray AS03WT $ 36.95
Each tear bottle measures approximately 2 1/16" H X 1 1/8" W as well as a story card detailing the history of the tear bottle.
  




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Gold Banded Roma with Clear Glass Tear Bottle
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876857001015 1015 $ 35.95
876857001015WT with a Gold Filigree Tray 1015WT $ 41.95
This elegant Tear Bottle features a beautiful cobalt glass bottle cradled at its base by a basket of antiqued silver plate filigree. Height: about 2 inches tall. Genuine Austrian Swarovski blue crystal stone in the cap.
  




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Commemorative Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876857004030 2 remaining in stock $ 45.95
876857004030WT with Psalm 56:8 Mirror Tray $ 52.95
This limited edition Commemorative Contemporary Tear Bottle was commissioned in memory of the events of September 11, 2001 and to honor those serving in the U.S. military.
  




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Antiqued Silver Victorian on Cobalt Blue Tear Bottle
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876857002043 2043 $ 30.95
876857002043WT with a Silver Filigree Tray 2043WT $ 36.95
Victorian design inspired the style of this unique Tear Bottle. About 1 3/4 inches tall. Intricate antiqued silver filigree wraps around the cobalt blue glass bottle and also covers the cap.
  




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Silver-Banded Roma Tear Bottle
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876857001008 1008 $ 36.95
876857001008WT with a Silver Filigree Tray $ 42.95
This regal Tear Bottle is the first in our Roma line. It stands about 2 inches tall. Antiqued nickel silver filigree bands the deep cobalt glass bottle. Genuine Austrian Swarovski# blue crystal stone in the cap.
  




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Pewter Clear Victorian Tear Bottle
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876857002029 $ 29.95
876857002029WT with Pewter Filigree Tray $ 35.95
Victorian design inspired the style of this unique Tear Bottle. About 1 3/4 inches tall. Intricate antiqued pewter filigree wraps around the glass bottle and also covers the cap.
  




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Verdigris Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876857004054 4054 $ 47.95
876857004054WT with Beveled MirrorTray 4054WT $ 53.95
An artistic, flame-worked glass tear bottle in the Contemporary style.
  




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The Amethyst Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876857004047 4047 $ 47.95
876857004047WT with Beveled MirrorTray $ 53.95
The Amethyst Contemporary Tear Bottle features a swirl of lavender glass that wraps around the base of the tear bottle.
  




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Yellow Butterfly Tear Bottle
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876857004139Y 4139 $ 59.95
876857004139YWT 4139 with Beveled MirrorTray $ 65.95
A delicate butterfly featuring Yellow wing-tips sits on a hand-blown glass tear bottle that has a smoky gray-green marble-style base with "beaded feet". A coordinating yellow synthetic Cat's Eye cabochon with a hand-carved cork stopper forms the cap.
  




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Pewter Basket with Blue Glass Tear Bottle
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876857001039 $ 35.95
876857001039WT with Pewter Filigree Tray $ 41.95
This ancient-looking Tear Bottle is also of cobalt glass, but the basket is made of antiqued pewter filigree. Height: about 2 inches tall. Genuine Austrian Swarovski blue crystal stone in the cap.
  




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Brass Victorian Clear Tear Bottle
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876857002005 2005 $ 29.95
876857002005WT with Brass Filigree Tray #6003 2005WT $ 35.95
Victorian design inspired the style of this unique Tear Bottle. About 2 inches tall. An intricate antiqued brass filigree pattern of flowers and leaves wraps around the clear glass bottle and also covers the cap.
  




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Baby Pink Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876887004061 BD-07 $ 46.95
876887004061WT with Beveled MirrorTray $ 52.95
The cap is a Rose Quartz cabochon stone with a hand-carved cork stopper. Pink glass is swirled into the based of this bottle. This exclusive creation comes with a gift card welcoming the new baby.
  




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Baby Blue Contemporary Tear Bottle
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876857009011 BD-08 $ 46.95
876857009011WT with Beveled MirrorTray $ 52.95
The cap is a Blue Lace Agate cabochon stone with a hand-carved cork stopper. Baby Blue glass is swirled into the based of this bottle. This exclusive creation comes with a gift card welcoming the new baby.
  




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The Pale Yellow Tear Bottle
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876857004092 4092 $ 46.95
876857004092WT with Beveled MirrorTray 4092WT $ 52.95
The Yellow tear bottle comes with a Profound Loss card included, along with the usual Tear Bottle Story Card and an Ivory Organza Gift Bag.
  




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Copper Victorian Clear Tear Bottle
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876857002012 2012 $ 29.95
876857002012WT with Copper Filigree Tray #6010 $ 35.95
Victorian design inspired the style of this unique Tear Bottle. About 1 3/4 inches tall. Intricate antiqued copper filigree wraps around the glass bottle and also covers the cap.
  




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Silver Angel Tear Bottle
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876857003033 AS-05 $ 30.95
876857003033WT with Silver Filigree Tray AS-05WT $ 36.95
Each tear bottle measures approximately 2 1/16" H X 1 1/8" W as well as a story card detailing the history of the tear bottle.
  




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Gold Victorian Clear Tear Bottle
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876857002036 2036 $ 29.95
876857002036WT with Gold Filigree Tray #6034 2036WT $ 35.95
Victorian design inspired the style of this unique Tear Bottle. About 1 3/4 inches tall. Intricate antiqued gold filigree wraps around the glass bottle and also covers the cap.
  




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Pink Ribbon Tear Bottle
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876857009035 BD-09 4085 $ 49.95
876857009035WT with Beveled MirrorTray $ 55.95
The international symbol for the fight against breast cancer - the pink ribbon – beautifully accents the bottle. This exclusive creation comes with a gift card of encouragement.
  




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Paw Print Heart Keepsake Bottle
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876857004306 $ 35.95
These “Made in the USA” keepsake bottles have nickel-silver solid hearts alternating with hearts that have a paw print carved in them, wrapping around the tear-drop shaped cobalt blue bottle. A teardrop shaped cap tops the bottle.
  




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Tear Bottle Mini Dome
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876857006867 Tall 6867 $ 12.95
876857006874 Short 6874 $ 11.95
A perfect new way to display a tear bottle. It keeps the tear bottles safe and dust free. The diameter of the base measures 2 7/8". The glass dome on the wooden base measures, short - 2 7/8", tall - 3 1/2" high.
  




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Beveled Mirror Tear Bottle Trays
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876857007017 No Inscription 7017 $ 6.95
876857007000 Psalm 56:8 Wisdom $ 7.95
We are also pleased to offer a Mirror tray that enhances the presence of our Contemporary tear bottles. The trays feature a beveled edge and the phrase "Psalm 56:8" etched from the underside to show through the mirror's top. Diameter: 2 inches.
  




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Metal Trays - with Filigree or Solid Rims
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876857006010 Copper Filigree $ 6.95
876857006027 Pewter Filigree 6027 $ 6.95
876857006072 Pewter Solid $ 6.95
876857006034 Gold Filigree 6034 $ 6.95
876857006089 Gold Solid $ 6.95
876857006041 Silver Filigree 6041 $ 6.95
876857006096 Silver Solid $ 6.95
Metal trays (2" diameter) are available in antique brass, copper, pewter, gold, and silver. You may select trays with filigree or solid rims, both of which match the filigree design of flowers and leaves featured in our Victorian tear bottle design.
  


 

 

 

 

 

 

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