This is a French Tear Catcher Perfume Bottle Pendant, silver with cut glass. Dating back to the From the 920s, this bottle measures 3 1/4″ in height and is 3/4″ diameter. Made of cut glass and marked sterling on the lid, it also has a loop for placing it on a chain to be worn as a pendant. The top of the bottle has a pretty embossed repousse design, while the bottom is made of cut glass in a very pretty ribbed pattern. Very hard to find in such good condition and they come with a fascinating story too.
The Old Testament of the Bible (KJV) references collecting tears in a bottle 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?” The reference predates the birth of Christ by over 1000 years. Tear bottles were fairly common in Roman times, around the time of Christ, when mourners filled small glass bottles or cups with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of respect. (Credit goes to Lachrymatory.com Copyright © 2003-2008, The Tear Bottle Information Site)
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Pendant Glass Dabber Perfume Bottle Emerald Glass Filigree Bottle Collectible Scent Pin Bottle
Here is a beautiful vintage perfume bottle brooch. The emerald green glass bottle is enclosed is a lovely gold tone filigree jacket. On the front is a porcelain oval depicting a figural scene of perhaps a courting couple? The screw top is also gold tone filigree with a multifaceted emerald green stone on the top that holds a glass dabber. The bottle hangs from a short gold tone chain. The pin is one first patented in 1890s and continued to be produced until the 1940s. This pin is called a Trombone safety catch and is operated with a push-pull movement. The antique perfume bottle brooch measures 1 1/4″ x 1 5/8″ and hangs 1/2″ below the pin. This is a gorgeous antique perfume bottle pendant, very special and rare.