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1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

Mid 19th Century After the fashion set by Queen Victoria, who had various items of jewelry made with her own children's baby teeth, including a full bracelet of all 9 children's teeth. The tooth is surrounded by Coral often used in children's jewelry as a talismanic protection symbol. A most unusual piece of Victorian jewelery in immaculate condition. Found in London

Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source). The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H.G. the D. of Kingston ob.23.Sep.1773.Aet.62. Not lost but gone before.

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19th C. Etched Glass Tear Catcher Antique glass tear catcher or scent bottle. In Victorian times (the mid 1800's), glass vials were used by mourners to collect their tears for the first year after the death of a loved one.