Candlelight becomes even more inviting and tranquil with these elegant votive candle holders. Evoking the beauty of Egypt, each holder features a genuine alabaster construction, creating a warm, translucent look. The resulting glow is richly relaxing. ...more
Handcrafted with rich, oriental alabaster, a beautiful, translucent marble found only in Egypt, this unique candle holder set will add a touch of exotic style to your decor.
Perfect for holding tea lights or small votive candles
Run them down the center of a dinner table to delight your guests
Line them around your bathtub for tranquil relaxation
Ancient pharaohs prized fine objects rendered in alabaster, deeming them indispensable on earth and in the afterlife
This set of three is perfect for filling any room in the house with an ancient, exotic ambiance
Set includes four (4) handcrafted votives
Story Behind the Art: Made in the same workshop for the past 12 years. Mr. Mahmoud Abdel Nabi was born in the Egyptian countryside and moved to Cairo at an early age. Mr. Abdel Nabi has worked in the field of marble, alabaster and stone for most of his adult life. Alabaster products are manufactured by hand, using alabaster from every commercial quarry in Egypt. Alabaster is a natural, translucent marble which can vary in color from a clear lemon color to a rich shade of mango orange or even a very light cafe au lait.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Before my purchase, I shopped on the net and found the value comparable to other places. I bought on a special shipping fee day, so I saved money with the shipping. At first, I considered them average, but after burning my first candle in them, the translucence was awesome. They all had their distinct pattern of color and direction. Very beautiful!!!
These votives are just beautiful. They cast a warm amber light that makes the room just cozy. I have them on my mantle above my fireplace and with the both of them on it makes the room warm and inviting.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. They were very well made.
I purchased one of the Alabaster lamps featured on Overstock, and was so taken with it that I decided to try the candle holders.
I recommend these, but....
My problem is that two of the four of these "Ramses" votives were of one size/quality, and the other two were of different size and quality. Two were larger, more polished, and featured matrix and variation that created a beautiful glow once lit by a tealight. The two smaller ones seem to have been made from an entirely different piece of alabaster -mostly a pale yellow, not as polished, and without any real matrix- also with a smaller, shorter “base”at the bottom. Perhaps the lesser quality and smaller ones were made by a different craftsman altogether. Two of the four, however, are of the overall quality depicted in the photos. They are extremely beautiful when lit. I don't regret purchasing these (and am enjoying all 4 candle holders) but I do think Overstock needs to exert greater quality control regarding items made and sent from far-away countries. These did survive the journey and were well packed .( It was actually kind of fun to see they were wrapped with Middle Eastern newspaper! )
Overstock, by the way, never falters in its great customer support. It’s not as hard to ‘try’ something, knowing they’ll take care of you if there’s a problem.
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