Our Red Contemporary tear bottle is an artistic, flame-worked glass tear bottle in the Contemporary style. It measures about 2 inches tall (exact measurements will vary). Features include a Red Quartz a cabochon that forms the cap with a hand-carved cork stopper. Splashes of red glass melted into the clear glass and a 24K gold luster hand-painted rim decorate this hand-blown bottle.
The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Rome and Egypt, when mourners would collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion.
Tear bottles re-appeared during the 19th century Victorian era, when tears were collected in bottles with special stoppers; the tears evaporated and once gone, the mourning period ended, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion.
Today, our tear bottles are offered as a loving expression of sympathy. Only the highest quality materials and craftsmanship are used in the production of this gift line which is proudly made in the USA.
Each tear bottle measures approximately 2 1/16" H X 1 1/8" W and a story card detailing the history of the tear bottle.
Each order also includes a custom designed and printed enclosure card which reads, "as you comprehend this profound loss...let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens."
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