Victorian Mourning Tear Catcher

Victorian Mourning Tear Catcher
Victorian mourning tear catcher (Lachrymal), these were originally used as perfume bottles and once empty were used as 'tear catchers' where the mourner would catch tears in it and either bury the bottle with the deceased or wait for the tears to evaporate at which time it was deemed time to cease mourning. This bottle is 4" long, has wear to the gilding, and does not have a stopper.
NZ$ 75.00
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