Cry Me A River Tear Catching Bottle


A tear-catching bottle was originally a small glass vial that  19th century women wore as a necklace and captured the tears they cried for their men gone away, maybe to work, maybe to battle. This comparatively giant ceramic version is a modern ironic interpretation. “Cry Me A River” it calls and it would take one to fill it.  Those 21st century tears may now be for lost love and even vengeance. Completely hand-formed and decorated, the back fleshes out the ruse. Please click on the photos to enjoy the twist.

  • 100% Ceramic
  • Working lid
  • Food-safe interior
  • Touches of rust and wear to fool the eyes
  • Ironic Gift!

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This round ceramic can/bottle has domed shoulders and cap. It tells a story of big hurt sadness, but provides a container for it. It is entirely hand-formed and individually painted with fired-on ceramic colors. The lid is removable and the interior food-safe, so feel free to catch real tears or fill it with something to assuage them.

  • Materials: clay, underglazes, stains and oxides
  • Colors: Red, White, Black, Rust
  • Completely fired to mid-range stoneware temperatures
  • Capacity: about 7-8 cups
  • Hand-wash, please

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 4.5 × 7.5 in