Popular from the 16th century, Snap dragon (or Flapdragon) was a parlour game played on Christmas Eve, where brandy and raisons were placed into a bowl where it was set alight, casting a fantasmagoria of blue light upon the room, and the faces of the players.

The players would then be challenged to withdraw the burning raisons, and extinguish them by eating them, before being burned.

Mentioned in the 18th century in Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (1755), the Christmas Eve would gain its height in the Victorian period, where it is mentioned in The Pickwick Papers (1836) by Charles Dickens. The tradition still lives on in the lighting of Christmas Puddings coated in brandy.

 

These bottles are handcast and are influenced by actual 18th and 19th century medicine bottles, with original illustrations influenced by the story. Bottles are for display purposes only, and are not designed to hold liquid. They come with a ribbon and hook for hanging on a christmas tree if you so choose.

 

Snap Dragon Bottle

$15.00Price
  • Small Bottles: Height 2.5" x Width 1." x Depth .075"

    These bottles are handcast and are influenced by actual 18th and 19th century medicine bottles, with original illustrations. Bottles are for display purposes only, and are not designed to hold liquid. They come with a ribbon and hook for hanging on a christmas tree if you so choose.

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