Sympathy Gift, Memorial Gift, Remembrance Gift
New item! A serene face and a pair of upward sweeping angel wings on both sides with the tips coming together near the top of this petite cobalt blue glass tear bottle makes for an inspirational design. Includes matching cast tray. Authentic tear bottles by Timeless TraditionsTM
are unique and poignant, and steeped in ancient giving traditions. During Roman times mourners captured their tears and buried them with loved ones in a show of affection and respect. While tear bottles have endured for nearly 3,000 years, they reappeared in the 19th century Victorian era in the form of beautiful small bottles, highly decorated with silver and pewter. Bereavement would end when the tears had evaporated but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion. Today tear bottles can be used for real tears but are most often given as symbolic gifts to express shared feelings of love, sympathy and remembrance. Approximately 2" high. Includes a brochure that outlines the intriguing history of the tear bottle, and a companion story card. The story card reads: "“May the love of your Angel...softly enfold you, gently uplift you, comfort and hold you.”
Handblown glass. Arrives in organza gift bag. Made in USA. SKU: TT-3033 with matching filigree tray.
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