a board I never thought I'd have
Fabric side lacing boots, c. 1860-70's, USA.
Antique Ethnic Tribal Indian Silver Bracelet, Pakistan, Early 20th century
Gold Bracelet / 1st century BC / Volgograd Region
#Victorian party boots! 1870 velvet gold leather button boots. These astonishing boots were featured in the 2008 exhibition “HEIGHTS OF FASHION: A HISTORY OF THE ELEVATED FOOT” at the Esplanade Museum [Alberta, Canada]. So wish I had seen the installation! Image posted via http://www.wornthrough.com/
1870 velvet and gold leather button boots.
18th Century Gold and Garnet Luckenbooth (Scottish love/marriage symbol) Ring
Gold Mouse Brooch by Child and Child, 1880
vintage 30s plaid dress
A Victorian-era lachrymosa, also called lachrymatory, tear catchers, or tear vials. Sometimes worn on a necklace, sometimes merely held, they were used the gather the tears wept by mourners at funerals. One type of lachrymosa had a special top which allowed the tears to evaporate (signifying the time to stop mourning), others had a sealed top to allow the tears to last for a year, at which point they would be poured on the grave of the person whom the tears were wept for.
Lachrymatory - "Victorian tear catchers, usually used by a widowed bride. Upon the day of the funeral, the widow would collect her tears into this small vile, and all the tears she cried in the first year over the loss of her husband, she would capture in this vial she would wear upon her neck. And on the anniversary of his death, she pours the preserved tears atop his gravesite."
Blucher Oxford Shoes - 1906-1910 - by Rosenthal's Inc.
Irridescent Purple Beaded Pumps - c. 1890 - by R.H. White
1930's Meschell Faris Parisian Design Court Shoes
Silver and Turquoise Bracelet, Afghanistan, circa early 20th century
Late 19th century Diamond and Sapphire Necklace