Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers
The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers
is one of the Livery Companies
of the City of London
. The organisation was established in 1358; it received a Royal Charter
in 1484. The Wax Chandlers, or wax-candle makers, were traditionally separate from Tallow Chandlers
; wax candles were customary in churches, while tallow candles were used in homes. As is the case with most other Livery Companies, the Wax Chandlers are no longer a trade association of wax candle makers, instead existing as a charitable institution.
The Wax Chandlers' Company ranks twentieth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies, immediately above the Tallow Chandlers. The Company's motto is Truth Is The Light.