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The Telegraph Online   |     |   Published 23.10.11, 12:00 AM

It’s a glow that’s sure to give a headstart to Diwali this year. The festivities are flickering to life with the much-in- demand tea light and candle holders that are pushing the envelope in terms of designs and styles. Perhaps it’s time to give gleaming silver a break this season and check out candle holders in materials like wood, steel, marble and even crystal.


1 Product designer Mukul Goyal’s Eden, a chrome candle stand that holds five candles, is priced at Rs 10,850 (the gold-plated version costs Rs 9,410).


2 His Rustic tea light holder is a quirky, chrome-plated brass piece priced at Rs 1,800 (also available in gold-plating).


3   This Ganesha lithophane from Lladro gives a new spin to candle holders. A lithophane is an etched or moulded artwork on thin, translucent porcelain that’s clearly visible only when lit. Priced at Rs 5,500, this one looks like a plain egg-shaped artefact but light a candle inside and the glowing image of Ganesha flickers to life.


4      Designed in steel and glass, Maggpie’s Eminence tea light holder, priced at Rs 4,500, is silver-plated and coated with lacquer to make it anti-tarnish.


5      In stainless steel and wood, this handy Damask table tea light holder from arttd’inox is a compact set of six tea lights priced at Rs 1,890.


6      For those who swear by style, Swarovski’s Crystalline candle holders are perfect picks. A sparkling creation in clear crystal, Swarovski crystals and steel, this comes tagged at Rs 26,000.


7       Go traditional with clay and marble candle holders from The Box at The Park, Calcutta. The hotsellers are Jaipuri marble pieces studded with multi-coloured stones and priced between Rs 625 and Rs 995 and terracotta red and white Khajuraho-inspired clay candle holders for Rs 1,500 each.


8 Check out Urbano’s Golden Gate bridge-shaped tea light holder in metal and glass for Rs 1,900 or


9 its standing, bamboo-and-glass Garden Candle Stand at Rs 3,200.


Magppie: Steel Junction Trinity Towers, Area No. 83, Park Circus Connector, Topsia Road, Topsia, Calcutta 700046 lSwarovski: Ganga & Sons Trade Pvt. Ltd. Shop No. 106 Forum Mall, 10/3 Elgin Road, Calcutta 700020; Ganga Expressions, South City Mall, Shop No. 007, Ground Floor, 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Calcutta 700068 lThe Box: The Park, 17 Park Street, Calcutta 700016 lArtt d’ inox:, lUrbano: Lower Ground Floor, South City Mall, 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Calcutta 700068 lLladro: S-11, Ground Floor 375, South City Mall, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Calcutta 700068 lMukul Goyal: Hastings Court, Tower C, 96 Garden Reach Road, Hastings, Calcutta 700023


Compiled by Angona Paul, Amrita Mukherjee and Lubna Salim


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