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  • Jessica Turner

    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 with special stoppers that allowed the tears to evaporate. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end. Or on the one year anniversary they would empty the tears onto the loved one's grave.

  • Hayley Zulkoski

    widows tear catcher from the victorian era

  • Jess Barber

    Victorian tear catcher. Upon the day of the funeral, the widowed bride 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 vile and would wear upon her neck. And on the anniversary of his death, she poured the preserved tears atop his gravesite http://owls-love-tea.tumblr.com/post/15594397248

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✯ Gold Banded Roma Tear Bottle with Matching Tray - The 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 vile and on the anniversary of his death, she pours the preserved tears atop his gravesite. It’s beautiful, tragic, and prolongs the suffering for ritualistic purposes. It’s quite poetic.✯

During the Victorian era, mourners sometimes collected their tears in gold decorated "tear bottles" to keep as a remembrance for the next of kin. It has also been said that the widows would go to the grave on the anniversary of the first year of death and sprinkle the tears on the grave to signify the end of the first year of mourning.

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.

A lacrimal, also known as a tear bottle, is used to catch the tears of the mourning. During the Victorian period of the 19th century, those who were mourning would collect their tears in the bottle with special stoppers that allowed the tears to evaporate. When the tears evaporated, the mourning period would end.

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.

During the Victorian era, mourners sometimes collected their tears in gold decorated "tear bottles" to keep as a remembrance for the next of kin. It has also been said that the widows would go to the grave on the anniversary of the first year of death and sprinkle the tears on the grave to signify the end of the first year of mourning.

Lachrymatory, tear catcher: I had no other board for this, but I love it. In the book, Ya Ya Sisterhood it was one of the most touching moments in the book.

Tear Vial: A true Victorian tear vial in the shape of an urn, made from mother-of-pearl with a brass frame. Has a cork stopper to hold in the mourner's tears.

Lachrymatories - vessels whose sole function serves as a place to hold your tears.

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 with special stoppers that allowed the tears to evaporate. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.