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Pair Of Interpretive Spermaceti Candles

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$24.00 - $28.00


Spermaceti candles were manufactured during the early American whaling period, after it was discovered that the waxy substance found in the head of the sperm whale made a superior candle. 

Our simulated spermaceti candles capture the smokeless and bright burning qualities, the slightly oily feel and crystalline, white appearance of real spermaceti candles. Hand poured in tin moulds in upstate New York for us, our exclusive candles are boxed in pairs.

  • Hand poured, simulated spermaceti candles
  • Smokeless, burns bright like real spermaceti
  • NHA exclusive: Made in New York
  • Dipped by hand


10" Interpretive Candles are 11" long
6" Interpretive Candles are 7" long