A unique piece
These glass tea light holders are mouth-blown in Firozabad, the centre of India’s glassmaking industry, known for its exceptionally high quality glass production. Because they’re individually made, no two are exactly alike. One might be a touch smaller than another, you might see a tiny air bubble trapped in the glass, or a swirl where it expanded as it was blown. It’s all part of the personality of something created by an artisan rather than a machine.
The muted exterior is also a hands-on process, created by individually sand blasting each piece which leaves them with a gentle, sea-washed glass effect. In contrast, the interior is left as it is, creating an interesting contrast in textures between matt and glossy and, when lit from within (we recommend a standard sized tealight like our Forster), a captivating effect.
A styling tip or two
Because of its interesting shape and texture, Alconbury looks best as part of a display where it can be really appreciated. Try combining it with just a couple of other objects with a similarly minimal feel – our Corinium and Castleford bottles, for instance, or one of the other pieces in the Alconbury collection.
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If your order is available now, we’ll deliver it between 3-5 days of your order being placed.
If your order is not available straight away, an estimated date will be indicated above and at checkout. We’ll then get in touch nearer the estimated date to arrange a specific time.
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.