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Ex-Voto Decorative Hand Candle Black

Trudon

Ex-Voto Decorative Hand Candle Black

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Trudon is the world's oldest candlemaker still in business. From the champagne-bucket-inspired glass housing to the gilded plaque on the front, and even the deo regique laborant motto ("[the bees] work for God and the King"), everything about the brand is luxurious. They secured the rights to cast these bust candles using molds from the French National Museum Council, and only 100 of each are made per year. Once they're gone, they're gone. This stone hand was found in an archaeological excavation in Syria during the 1850s. Prokla en ex-voto is engraved around the wrist — "for herself or her house, to dedicate" — and was likely intended as an offering to a Syrian deity. (The original is at the Louvre.) While it's not scented, and not really meant to be burned, it'll look fantastic on the mantle. A really special gift.

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PRO TIPS FOR BURNING CANDLES

The first time you light a candle, let it burn for 2-3 hours, or until the whole surface is liquid. Wax has muscle memory, and this trains it to burn evenly and last as long as possible. You'll also want to get in the habit of trimming the wick to 1/4" before lighting to prevent tunneling and excessive smoking.

Why we love it

  • really good gift
  • made in france

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Trudon Ex-Voto Decorative Hand Candle in Black
Regular price $65
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