Past The history of the tear bottle is
captivating and poignant. Legends of tear bottles or
lachrymatories abound in stories of Egypt and middle
eastern societies. Tear bottles were prevalent in
ancient Roman times, when mourners filled small glass
vials with tears and placed them in burial tombs as
symbols of love and respect.
In the Old Testament
of the Bible, the notion of collecting tears in a bottle
appears in Psalm 56:8 when David prays to God, “Thou
tellest my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle;
are they not in Thy Book?” David’s words remind us that
God keeps a record of human pain and suffering and
always remembers our sorrows.
reappeared during the Victorian period of the 19th
century, when those mourning the loss of loved ones
would collect their tears in bottles ornately decorated
with silver and pewter. The mourning period would end
when the tears evaporated from the bottle, but the
bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion.
Bottles Present Tear bottles today are given
to symbolize joy and love for others’ important rites of
passage. Births, adoptions, graduations, and weddings
are occasions where a lasting gift like a beautiful tear
bottle will surprise and delight loved ones. During
times of sadness, such as illness or death, a tear
bottle or lachrymatory is especially meaningful and can
express deep sympathy to loved ones.
“One’s life has
value so long as one attributes value to the life of
others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and
compassion.” - Simone de Beauvoir
You can learn more
about the history of lachrymatory tear bottles at www.lachrymatory.com
Why a Tear Bottle by
feelings should be represented by a genuine tear bottle.
Our tear bottles are original concepts, creations, and
designs specifically created to honor and cherish
special relationships, deep feelings, important rites of
passage or shared emotions. Timeless Traditions uses
only premium quality materials and craftsmanship for the
production of our tear bottles. The premium quality"
tear-shaped" glass bottles are uniquely encased with
lead-free metalwork and finished in gold plate, nickel
silver, pewter, antique copper, and brass and they are
all Made in the U.S.A. The flame-worked, contemporary
designs are made in Montana. So, if you care enough to
give the best, give a Timeless Traditions tear bottle.
Don’t settle for a knock off ~ an Egyptian perfume
bottle, an essential oil bottle, or a leaded decorative
bottle that may be less expensive, but ultimately is a
poor value as an over-priced pretender originally
created for some other purpose less worthy than to
convey your feelings, your support and your memories.
May someone cherish you enough to give you a Timeless
Traditions tear bottle.