Vintage 70s traditional handmade wooden PIGGY candle holder from Sweden


Ceramic Olive Oil bottle:

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Height – 18 cm
  • Bottom Diameter – 10 cm
  • Capacity – 800 ml
  • Condition – great / signs of age may appear.

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Vintage 70s traditional handmade wooden PIGGY candle holder from Sweden. Suitable for small Advent candle 1,5 cm diameter.

Going back to the 19th century, pigs were popular as farm animals, and often less moneyed families would own only one animal. Christmas would be the time of celebration, and the pig would be made the centrepiece of every Julbord (Christmas buffet) as a Julskinka, or Christmas ham. Christmas would be one of the only times people could indulge and eat fresh meat, and soon the ham, pork sausage and brawn were staple components of every Swedish household’s Christmas feast. For those with a sweet tooth, pigs are also made out of marzipan as a sweet treat. A pig is also a common cookie cutter shape, to make homemade gingerbread cookies. Pigs soon became represented in Christmas decorations too. One popular decoration is a wooden candle stick holder, and they were also very popular on traditional Swedish Christmas cards and postcards.

  • Height – 6 cm
  • Length – 10 cm
  • Candle space diameter – 1,5 cm
  • Material – wood
  • Handpainted
  • Made in Sweden
  • Condition – good / signs of age / use appear /see photos.
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