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The Worth gown Alice Vanderbilt wore to Alva Vanderbilt's costume ball in 1883. She was costumed as the 'Electric Light' and carried an electric torch above her head.

The Worth gown Alice Vanderbilt wore to Alva Vanderbilt's costume ball in 1883. She was costumed as the 'Electric Light' and carried an electric torch above her head.

Museum Quality Carved Cameo of Nike, circa 1860. Seldom seen & very large at 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 Has the c & t pin. The setting is 9 ct. Nike holds the torch of the Olympians. Even the folds in her dress are high relief

Museum Quality Carved Cameo of Nike, circa 1860. Seldom seen & very large at 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 Has the c & t pin. The setting is 9 ct. Nike holds the torch of the Olympians. Even the folds in her dress are high relief

French Neo-Rococo Chandelier Circa 1920s. Made for a smaller room as the torch shades are small and the light sockets are candelabrum within the torch shades. (ANT-271) https://www.vintagehardware.com/proddetail.php?prod=ANT-271

French Neo-Rococo Chandelier Circa 1920s. Made for a smaller room as the torch shades are small and the light sockets are candelabrum within the torch shades. (ANT-271) https://www.vintagehardware.com/proddetail.php?prod=ANT-271

Great 18th or Early 19th Century Tin Glass Whale Oil Lantern Lamp | eBay

Great 18th Or Early 19th Century Tin & Glass Whale Oil Lantern Lamp

Great 18th or Early 19th Century Tin Glass Whale Oil Lantern Lamp | eBay

Lachrymatory or tear catcher. :P ~ The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Rome and Egypt, when mourners would collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. Tear bottles re-appeared during the 19th century Victorian era, when tears were collected in bottles with special stoppers; the teams evaporated and once gone, the mourning period ended, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion. ...

Lachrymatory or tear catcher. :P ~ The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Rome and Egypt, when mourners would collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. Tear bottles re-appeared during the 19th century Victorian era, when tears were collected in bottles with special stoppers; the teams evaporated and once gone, the mourning period ended, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion. ...

May the torch of the coming year shine brightly for you. #vintage #New_Years #card

May the torch of the coming year shine brightly for you. #vintage #New_Years #card

Escort Card Table Floral Pillar Candles / http://inspirations.prestonbailey.com/2012/05/02/elegant-escort-card-table-decor/#

Escort Card Table Floral Pillar Candles / http://inspirations.prestonbailey.com/2012/05/02/elegant-escort-card-table-decor/#

20 Inch W X 20 Inch H Victorian Shield /Twin Torch Window - 20 Inch W X 20 Inch H Victorian Shield /Twin Torch WindowInspired by family crests of Great Britain, theVictorian Shield and Twin Torch Window recalls a moreromantic era. Handcrafted utilizing Meyda Tiffany'sfamous copper foil construction process and hundreds ofpieces of art glass encased in a solid brass frame,each window is a unique treasure to be forevertreasured. Mounting bracket and jack chain areincluded. Custom sizes, styles…

20 Inch W X 20 Inch H Victorian Shield /Twin Torch Window - 20 Inch W X 20 Inch H Victorian Shield /Twin Torch WindowInspired by family crests of Great Britain, theVictorian Shield and Twin Torch Window recalls a moreromantic era. Handcrafted utilizing Meyda Tiffany'sfamous copper foil construction process and hundreds ofpieces of art glass encased in a solid brass frame,each window is a unique treasure to be forevertreasured. Mounting bracket and jack chain areincluded. Custom sizes, styles…

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