ANCIENT ROMAN LACRIMARIUMS, these slender short vessels are referred to as tear catchers, due to many being found in the vicinity of burial sites. Whether this is true or whether they were simply single stem vases with a watered by tears myth. There are many writings of the usage of tear catchers, some say they were original used in Persia to catch tears of mourners to help block the soul from leaving this life to the next. Other documents indicate that they were used for smelling salts or rose water, suspended from a chatelaine, to add to a handkerchief to aid control and calming oneself to keep ones dignity when mourning.
Dimension: see images
Condition: Intact. Earthly encrustation, sick and silvered mother of pearl iridescence is presented across the surface of the vessels.
Approx 1st-3rd century AD – a proper antique
Reserve: – should be priceless for age Estimate; £20-30

Username Bid Amount Date
b******7 £73.00 2021-07-18 08:50:00
s*************t £72.00 2021-07-18 13:30:07
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b******7 £66.00 2021-07-18 08:48:36
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n***********9 £37.00 2021-07-18 06:39:49
s*************t £32.00 2021-07-17 12:06:02
n***********9 £32.00 2021-07-18 06:34:06
b******7 £26.00 2021-07-17 20:42:51
s*************t £22.00 2021-07-17 07:43:32
j**********g £20.00 2021-07-16 20:24:13
s*************t £16.00 2021-07-16 14:53:31
b******7 £15.00 2021-07-15 21:11:16
s*************t £13.00 2021-07-15 20:33:33
w***************s £12.00 2021-07-15 11:37:11
s*************t £12.00 2021-07-15 20:33:25
s*************t £10.00 2021-07-15 20:33:18
s*************t £5.00 2021-07-15 20:33:08
Start auction £3.00 15/07/2021 09:00