Bolsius Mammoth 3 wick Ivory Pillar Candle 100/150mm. Ivory coloured 100mm(H) x 150mm(D) Pillar Candles with 3 wicks. Supplied individually. These candles are extremely large, that is why they have 3 wicks and will burn for days on end. Brand new and un-openend package of 1 high quality pillar candle. These candles are produced in Europe and are guaranteed to out perform any rival product. Suitable for a variety of uses and guaranteed to be the most keenly priced online. Treat yourself to a Giant Extra large Pillar or Church Candle for a special occasion.
Why are candles so popular?
The earliest surviving candles originated in China around 200 BC, and were made from whale fat. European candles of antiquity were made from various forms of natural fat, tallow, and wax. In Ancient Rome, candles were made of tallow due to the prohibitive cost of beeswax. It is possible that they also existed in Ancient Greece, but imprecise terminology makes it difficult to determine.
In the Middle Ages in Europe, tallow candles were the most common candle. By the 13th century, candle making had become a guild craft in England and France. The candle makers (chandlers) went from house to house making candles from the kitchen fats saved for that purpose, or made and sold their own candles from small candle shops. Beeswax, compared to animal-based tallow, burned cleanly, without smoky flame. Rather than the foul and terrible odor of tallow, it emits a fresh smell. Beeswax candles were expensive, and relatively few people could afford to burn them in their homes in medieval Europe. However, they were widely used for church ceremonies.
In the 18th century, spermaceti, oil produced by the sperm whale, was used to produce a superior candle. Late in the 18th century, colza oil and rapeseed oil came into use as much cheaper substitutes. Read more.
Bolsius Mammoth 3 wick Ivory Pillar Candle 100/150mm. – Product information
– Colour: Ivory
– Size: 100mm x 150mm
– Wick: x3
– Box Quantity: x1