Snellies Waskit from Utrecht specializes in handmade candles candles of special towers and objects. First the Dom Tower candle, conceived and designed by Ruud Snel, followed by the Brandaris and the Amsterdammertje by Mandy and Manon Snel.
15 cm in anthracite
The candle of the Amsterdammertje is handmade after the model of the Amsterdam pole that can be found in the streets of Amsterdam since the 18th century. Each candle is packed in its own sustainable gift box. Snellies Waskit makes the candles of the Amsterdammertje in this anthracite version and in the colors red-brown, green and sand. Nice for home and also an original gift.
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Candle Amsterdammertje anthracite
Nice that you choose the candle of the Amsterdammertje, handmade after the model of the Amsterdam post and provided with the three characteristic Andreas crosses. Each candle is packed in its own sustainable kraft gift box. Snellies Waskit makes the candles of the Amsterdammertje in the colors red-brown, anthracite, antique green and sand. A unique gift with its own story.
Originally the Amsterdammertje was a small cannon barrel upside down in the ground, which served to prevent damage to houses by horses and wagons. The first Amsterdammers appeared in the streets of Amsterdam in the 18th century, with the three Andreas crosses of the city's coat of arms, from which the post takes its name. After WWII, the posts were mainly used to prevent unwanted parking of cars. From the 1970s onwards they were no longer made of 70 kg cast iron but 20 kg sheet steel. They are 1.06 meters long, 75 centimeters of which protrude above the sidewalk. Amsterdam had about 100,000 Amsterdammertjes in 1984, which fell to below 40,000 in 2003 due to other street design.
Mandy and Manon Snel from Utrecht focus on handmade candles of special towers and objects. It started with the Dom Tower candle, conceived, designed and produced by their uncle Ruud Snel in Ruud's Waskit. After his death Mandy and Manon renamed the Waskit to Snellies Waskit and expanded the range with more towers and objects such as the Amsterdammertje.
|Brand||: Snellies Waskit|
|Designer||: Mandy & Manon Snel|
|Material||: Paraffin and stearin|
|Dimensions||: 15 cm high|
|Burn hours||: 15 hours|
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