Gaulish Candle Holder


Max Freeman of Great Ash Forge's latest creation from his smithy is a candle holder inspired by the ancient Gauls of France. 

The candle holder has been hand forged, inspired by a 4th Century bronze neck ring from Courtisols, Marne, France. It formed part of the La Tène art style and was know as the high point of La Tène style ornamentation

It appears that the finds at Marne were a regional variation of the style which was mostly concentrated in the Northern Rhine region but stretched even as far as Hungary.


Material & Make

This item has been hand forged in England from steel at the Great Ash Forge smithy. For anyone unfamiliar with the forging process, this has been created entirely with fire, a hammer and an anvil.

All Max's raw materials are sourced in the UK.

As these pieces are hand made, there may be slight variations from those shown in the image.

Please note, the candles shown are for demonstration purposes only and are not included with the purchase of a Gaulish Candle Holder.


About The Artist

Max Freeman of Great Ash Forge is an accomplished blacksmith whose products range from historical recreations to artistic endeavours with sculpting. From spear heads to fire dogs and jewellery, Max’s mastery of his craft becomes apparent in the diversity of objects he creates, and is fuelled by his interest in Nordic and Celtic history.

Within his Northern Fire collection, you’ll find a range of his crafts, all hammered by hand and forged in fire.


Size & Dimensions

Height: 17 cm (6.5 inches)