Snowfall Votive Holder
Sale Price (non-members): $9.99
Sale Price (members): $8.99
Original Price: $20.00
Flickering Holiday Romance. Add a romantic touch to winter celebrations with this Snowfall Votive Holder. As the candlelight flickers through the etched glass—frosted on the outside and silvered within—the dancing shadows it casts create the illusion of snow falling indoors. Candle not included. 5"h. x 4"dia.
Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931), a self-educated Vermont farmer, was so enthralled by snowflakes that he adapted a microscope to a bellows camera to capture images of these tiny beauties. His pioneering work in photomicrography produced thousands of pictures of different snowflakes and proved that each fleeting snowflake was a unique masterpiece. Almost 500 of these photos were donated to the Smithsonian by Mr. Bentley. Now curated by our National Museum of American History, these striking images inspired our selection of glittering gifts, decorative pieces and apparel.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.