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Nanking Blue, Grass Green & Willow Grey Dinner Candles

Nanking Blue, Grass Green & Willow Grey Dinner Candles

British Colour Standard

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A pack of 4 eco, fair trade dinner candles, hand poured in Indonesia in British Colour Standard. Colourful candles with a twist.

The British Colour Standard dictionary was created in 1931 to standardise colour. These candles contain the colours:

Nanking Blue

Nanking Blue is a seasonal colour name introduced in 1936 to describe a blue colour found in Chinese silks.Nanjing formerly Romanized as Nanking and Nankin, was the largest city in the world from 1358 to 1425 with a population of 487,000 in 1400. This lovely bright blue has been used for many centuries.

Grass Green
This colour was standardised in 1934. It is one of the oldest existing colour names with 700A.D. as the earliest known record. The colour here shown is a general representation of many grass samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries.

Willow Grey
A characteristic colour of the buds of Willow. Introduced into seasonal ranges in 1942. A warm, slightly brownish grey.

Try them with this triple candle holder.


// 24.5cm Tall
// 8 hour burn time, with a tall clean flame.
// Non-drip.
// Hand poured in Indonesia in an all-female cooperative. The wax extract is harvested from a plantation that's over 100 years old and fully sustainable.
// Fair Trade
// Important - Candle-care. Handle with care and do not shake candles. The hand-poured nature of the product means that this is a delicate item and wax discs can separate if rattled too much.
// Pack of 4

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