Tear Bottle Red Contemporary
Approximately 3” in height
Red Quartz cabochon crowns the Red tear bottles
All have hand-carved cork stoppers under the cabochon caps. Please Note: Variations in color,
paint, and shape are characteristic of the bottles’ hand-made nature and are not to be
considered defects. Made in Montana.
Each tear bottle comes with an organza gift bag and Tear Bottle Story Card that tells of the 3000
year history and tradition of tear bottles.
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.
In the Old Testament of the Bible, Psalm 56:8, David prays to God, “Thou tellest
my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy Book” (KJV).
These words remind us that God keeps a record of human pain and suffering and
understands our sorrows and tears.
Tear bottles reappeared during the 19th-century Victorian era, when tears were
collected in bottles with special stoppers; once the tears evaporated, the mourning
period would end, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion.
Some choose to use the bottles to hold real tears, but often they are kept as a symbolic
token of love.
Exclusively from Timeless Traditions— Tear Bottles are Made in the USA of lead-free
materials. These heirloom quality bottles come with a gift bag and a story card
about the tear bottle history.
This timeless and traditional keepsake is also purchased to hold ashes, a lock of hair,
dried flowers or other small momento as a remembrance of your loved one.
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