Fluer-de-lis - Tea Light Holder
Fleur-de-lis, ( French: "lily flower") , also spelled fleur-de-lys, also called flower-de-luce, stylized emblem or device much used in ornamentation and, particularly, in heraldry, long associated with the French crown. One legend identifies it as the lily given at his baptism to Clovis, king of the Franks (466–511), by the Virgin Mary. The lily was said to have sprung from the tears shed by Eve as she left Eden. From antiquity it has been the symbol of purity and was readily adopted by the Roman Catholic church to associate the sanctity of Mary with events of special significance. Thus, when Pope Leo III in 800 crowned Charlemagne as emperor, he is reported to have presented him with a blue banner covered (semé) with golden fleurs-de-lis.
That the French kings long used the fleur-de-lis as an emblem of their sovereignty is indisputable. On his seal of 1060, before heraldry became formalized, Philip I sits on his throne holding a short staff that terminates in a fleur-de-lis. A similar staff appears in the Great Seal of Louis VII (1120–1180), whose signet ring was charged with a single fleur-de-lis. Louis VII is believed to have been the first to use azure semé of fleurs-de-lis or (the blazon, or heraldic description, now abbreviated azure semé-de-lis or and designated France Ancient) on his shield, but its use on a banner, and especially on the French royal standard, the Oriflamme, may have been earlier. The reduction to three fleurs-de-lis, today designated as France Modern, was commanded by Charles V in 1376, reportedly in honour of the Holy Trinity.
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This beautiful birch wood Fluer-De-Lis tea light holder comes fully assembled and complete with it's own LED faux candle, ready to display. We laser cut the unique design, and hand assemble them in our workshop based in Tampa Florida USA. The holder projects a subtle abstract version of the design with flickering light patterns on a wall or surrounding surfaces. **
Assembly: This item ships pre-assembled with an LED tea light.
Material: Birch Plywood
Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.25 inches
** Candle Safety: For the sample picture we have used a battery LED faux candle (WHICH WE INCLUDE WITH YOUR TEA LIGHT HOLDER ). We recommend battery operated tea lights, as LEDs are safest and can be left unattended. There is a "centering" circle/ring in the holder made for a tea candle. If you choose use a real flame version set in the metal cup, please DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED ( use standard candle safety ) as the item is made of wood. The candle flame is unobstructed and the heat goes straight up. We have tested them and they work just fine, we just prefer the ease and peace of mind of the LED. The big plus of an LED, is that you can place it anywhere, on a shelf without a concern of flame.