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A guide to buying a glass candle holder

For as long as there has been darkness, mankind has fought to combat it with light in the form of candles. Candles date back to the Egyptian era, if not before, in the form of rush lights, which were soon replaced with tallow, bay berry, crystallised sperm whale oil, beeswax, and paraffin wax. As long as they were candles, there was the need to hold them safely so that the house in which they were meant to light did not burn down. Buying glass candle holders is still possible today, in more than one form.

Votive candle holders

This is among the most basic of glass candle holders in that they are basically glass cups that hold small candles. A more fancy version of the votive candle holders is the tea-light holders which can hold water in which the candle floats. These candle holders are available at most stores or online. You can even make them from glasses in your cupboard.

Candlestick holders

Candlestick holders are more elaborate than the votive candle holders. The glass pieces have a base, a stem, and a hole on the top in which the candle is inserted. These glass candle holders range from the very plain to the very elaborate, which mirrors the styles of the time. Styles
For example, the Victorian glass candle holder may feature dangley beads, intricate cutting and shiny metal, whereas the Medieval glass candle holder looks almost austere in comparison. Some of these candle holders may feature the ability to hold more than one candle, and are thus, termed as candelabra.

Chandelier

The chandelier is the most elaborate of the glass candle holders, in that the number of the candles it can hold, seem limited only by the creator's imagination. These glass candle holders are suspended from the ceiling and have the ability to hold a multitude of candles. Usage of chandeliers These glass candle holders first appeared in Medieval churches as well as abbeys. This simple use soon extended to not only the purpose of providing light, but a show of opulence as the glass holders began to be made of crystal, a glass that contained lead. These candle holders soon light private house and ballrooms, delighting the eye, while dripping hot wax on the revellers below.

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