Mercury Glass Votives are a popular complement to tea light and votive-size flameless candles. In any style – festive, simple, elegant – mercury glass votives add that certain touch to centerpieces and household decor.
Mercury Glass is also known as Silvered Glass, thanks to its silvery appearance (Mercury Glass actually contains no mercury). Its origins date to Germany in the 1800’s, and was used to make candlesticks, goblets, vases, tumblers and other objects.
In modern production, most Mercury Glass is mold-blown and then coated on the inside with a liquid silver nitrate solution.
Through the years, Mercury (or Silvered) Glass has become popular in Europe and the United States. Various pieces of Mercury Glass are valued by antique collectors, and it remains a popular manufacturing technique today.
Mercury Glass Votives can come with silver, or colored appearances. Pictured is our Silver colored Mercury Glass Mint Julep Votive Holder. Like many of our Mercury Glass Votives, it’s waterproof, so you can use it with floral arrangements or one of our floating or submersible battery operated tea lights. The Mint Julep Votive Holder is 4.5-inches tall, 2.5-inches wide at bottom and 3-inches wide at top.
We recommend 1.5-inch tea lights, or similar diameter votive size flameless candles.
Our mercury glass holders are handmade so there may be slight variations in each individual piece.
We also have Mercury Glass Votives in colored glass – red, green, purple, gold and turquoise – as well as Shabby Chic design.
Hanging Mercury Glass Votive Holders come in various sizes, and are perfect for tea lights hanging in outdoor settings.
Attention wedding and event planners: Our Mercury Glass Votives are perfect for your reception table decorations, and most come in sets for easy purchase. Quantity pricing and discounts make them an economical choice, too.