Royal Worcester
Cricklite and Fairy Lamp Stands

(A work in progress)

Samuel Clarke commissioned the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company to adapt selected models of their ware to serve as Cricklite and fairy lamp stands.  Most of these products are certainly dual purpose, however, those commissioned by Clarke are often marked "Trademark Cricklite".  This simple table identifies those we have documented.  Except where noted, dimensions are to the top of the porcelain stand and does not include the Cricklite fitting.  If you have additional models or variants of known models, please drop me a note at jimsapp7@msn.com.   With everyone's help, we can document many of these fine products.

The following shapes have been identified by members of the Fairy Lamp Club.  Some known shapes are not listed as fairy lamps, i.e. model number 1151 Lotus and number 1293 Mower Girl.  You have to wonder how many other shapes are not identified as fairy lamps.  For example, model number 1290 Figure candelabrum - three lights - 1880 in Royal Worcester Porcelain by Sandon could be a Cricklite stand.  Between 1883 and 1890 there were 54 models listed as "lamp." 

Reference 1: Information provided by Ms. Wendy Cook, The Dyson Perrins Museum Trust (Worchester Porcelain Museum) Severn Street, Worchester WR1 2NE England. (www.worcesterporcelainmuseum.org)

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Royal Worcester Date Codes

Image

Name

Model
Number

Rd Number

Registered
Date

Production
Date Code

Markings

Known Sizes

Reference

Ruf-730_small.jpg (3025 bytes)

Grecian Water Carrier

125

Unknown

Unknown

Seven dots
(1898)

Royal Worcester Shot Enamels, Trade Mark Cricklite

30.5"

(Ref. 1: Figure only available in 34")

Ruf-730

Grecian Water Carrier

_2_
125

Unknown

Unknown

Eleven Dots
(1902)

Royal Worcester  Trade Mark Cricklite

"36"
"6" with ..*...

23.0"

Private Collection

GrecianLady_all_small.gif (9377 bytes)

Grecian Water Carrier

_2_
125

Unknown

Unknown

Twenty-two dots
(1913)

Royal Worcester  Trade Mark Cricklite

10.25"

Private Collection

Ruf-732_all.jpg (44468 bytes)

Grecian Water Carrier
(Right Hand)

_2_
125

Unknown

Unknown

Three dots
(1894)

Royal Worcester  Trade Mark Cricklite

"M"

Overall
16.875"

Ruf-732

Grecian Water Carrier
(Right Hand)

_2_
125

Unknown

Unknown

Three dots
(1894)

Royal Worcester Shot Enamels, Trade Mark "England"

20.25"

Private Collection

Grecian Water Carrier
(Right Hand)

_2_
125

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

32.0"

Private Collection

UPullen003_all.jpg (32840 bytes)

Grecian Water Carrier
(Left Hand)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Seventeen dots
1908

England
"6"

10.5"

Private Collection

Name is "Grecian Water Carrier" This is, as you say, model number 125 but it is 'Class 2' Model 125. (Class 2 = Statuettes over 8" in height.)  Your piece is dated 1898 but it was being made as a stand alone figure from at least 1867 and possibly earlier. The model was made in 4 sizes and each was used as a Cricklite base.  Antique British Ceramics Information Resource

Model 125 is Class 2 "Groups from Midsummer Night's Dream."   "New Grecian Water Carriers" came in 4 sizes. Royal Worcester Porcelain, from 1862 to the Present Day by Henry Sandon

U-122c.jpg (89811 bytes)

The Bather Surprised

486

Unknown

1875

Fourteen
dots
(1905)

Trademark Cricklite

11.0"

U-122

BatherSurprised_all.jpg (110764 bytes)

The Bather Surprised

486

Unknown

1875

Unknown

Unknown

24.0"

Private Collection

"The Bather Surprised" modeled by Thomas (later Sir Thomas) Brock in approximately 1874. This was made in three sizes, each was used as a Cricklite base. Antique British Ceramics Information Resource.  (Ref. 1: 15.5" size shown in RW Shapes File)

According to Royal Worcester Porcelain from 1862 to The Present Day, by Sandon, Plate 29, the modeler was Sir Thomas Brock and the 26" size was made in 1902. It came in three sizes the largest is 26 inches.

(Ref. 1: Photo in Shapes File)

Spiral Fairy Lamp Vase

874

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1881)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Boy_Mod_Beige.jpg (289665 bytes)

Rustic Boy
Marked
Hadley

964

Unknown

(Ref. 1:  November 28, 1883)

Seven dots
(1898)

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1880s)

Royal Worcester
Trade Mark Cricklite

13.75"

Private Collection

(Ref. 1: Photo in Shapes File)

Rustic Girl
Marked
Hadley

965

Unknown

(Ref. 1:  November 28, 1883)

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1880s)

Unknown

Unknown

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

(Ref. 1: Photo in Shapes File)

Fairy Lamp Vase

1150

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1886)

Unknown

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Photo Books 3"h. x 7"w.)

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Lotus Flower Holder with Three Buds

1151

47870

1886

Unknown

"Moon" "5" & "1151"

7.25" wide

R-492
Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Model number 1151 Lotus Flower was identified in Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon.  The model illustrated is not stamped with the Royal Worcester trademark.

Undocumented

Mower Candelabrum - Boy

1292

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1888)

Unknown

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Made in four sizes)

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Mower Candelabrum - Girl

1293

109821

1888

Nine dots
(1900)

Royal Worcester
Trade Mark Cricklite

Hadley

13.25"

(Ref. 1: Made in four sizes)

Private Collection

Mower Candelabrum - Girl

1293

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1888)

Unknown

Unknown

22"

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

Candlelabra Version

U-229_small.jpg (2108 bytes)

Vase with Head Handles

1410

Unknown

1889

Seven dots
(1898)

Unknown

23.5"

(Ref. 1: Largest of three sizes)

U-229

U-230b.jpg (52832 bytes)

Vase with Head Handles

(Ref. 1: Model 1410)

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1889)

Eight dots
(1899)

Unknown

16.5"

U-230

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Group of figures for electric light, Sandon)

1741

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1894)

Unknown

Unknown

27.5"

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

Spiral Vase

1757

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1894)

Unknown

Unknown

Three sizes. Smallest used for Cricklite

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

It would not have had a name. It was just described as a vase with figural handles and was first made in 1889.  Antique British Ceramics Information Resource

Unknown

1793

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1895)

Unknown

Unknown

12"

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

Ruf-715Mod_small.gif (8281 bytes)

Cairo Water Carrier (male)

1890

Unknown

1896
(1897)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Private Collection

Ruf-715FemaleMod_small.gif (9347 bytes)

Cairo Water Carrier (female)

1890

Unknown

1896
(1897)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Private Collection

Ruf-715_all.jpg (233986 bytes)

Cairo Water Carrier (male)

1890

84463
(1887)

1896
(1887)

Twelve dots
(1903)

Royal Worcester Shot Enamels, Trade Mark Cricklite
P11 and 10.

Overall
19"

Ruf-715

CairoWaterCarrierFemale_All_small.gif (4723 bytes)

Cairo Water Carrier (female)

1890

84464

1896
(1887)

Six dots
(1897)

Royal Worcester Shot Enamels, Trade Mark Cricklite

12"

Private Collection

These are the 'Cairo Water Carriers' both in their plain form and in 'shot enamels'. These water carriers were released as stand alone figures as model No 1250 in 1887. They were modeled by James Hadley after he set up his own independent workshop and the masters were sold to Royal Worcester. They later re-released them as model number 1890 in 1886 as the Cricklite stands.  Antique British Ceramics Information Resource

Cricklite Standard

2015

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

10.25"

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

Ruf-729_small.jpg (2817 bytes)

Cricklite Standard

2019

323188
(1898)

1898

Five dots
(1896)

Designed and Made for Clarke's Cricklite Specially. Royal Worcester, England

"B 71"

Overall
18.0"

 

Ruf-729

Cricklite Standard

2019

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Two known sizes

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

This was actually made in two forms, with and without the dish included in the base.  Antique British Ceramics Information Resource

U-231.jpg (85376 bytes)

Torch Bearer

(Pair of females)

2020

Unknown

1898

Unknown

Cricklite Clarke's Patent Trademark

23.0"

 

U-231

Torch Bearer

2020

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Two known sizes

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

Student

2035

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

12"

Royal Worcester Original Catalog

The Torch Bearer was actually made as a pair of figures, both of which were (as far as I know) only used for Cricklites. They were made in 2 sizes so there should be 4 different versions. These were first issued in 1898.  Antique British Ceramics Information Resource

Ruf-716_small.jpg (2359 bytes)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

"....*...."
(1924)

Royal Worcester Trade Mark Cricklite,

Made in England, 143 over H

"6" 1891
"Z" or "W"

Overall
25.25"

Ruf-716

Note:  The shape number 143/H is a shape number taken over when Royal Worcester bought Hadley's porcelain company in about the very early 1900s.  The H prefix, I think, indicates a Hadley shape. (Source: Tony Kitchen)

Another of Hadley's figures adapted for Cricklite use but, I am not sure at the moment which one. It cannot be dated 1924 if the only date marking is eight dots. Antique British Ceramics Information Resource

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Wicker
Fairy
Lamp

1212

Unknown

1887

Y
(1887)

Royal Worcester Trademark
1212

6.30"d.
2.36"h.
(base only)

Private Collection

ThreeWickerMod.jpg (96684 bytes)

Triple Wicker
Fairy
Lamp

1241

78873
(1887)

1887

Z
(1888)

Royal Worcester Trademark
1241

8"w. x 2.75"h. w/o fairy lamp. 6.75"h. with fairy lamp.

Private Collection

Undocumented

Fairy Lamp with three shells & coral feet

1269

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1887)

Unknown

Unknown

(Ref. 1: 4"h.)

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Undocumented

Fairy Lamp with three shells & coral feet

1270

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1887)

Unknown

Unknown

(Ref. 1: 5.25"h.)

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Undocumented

Fairy Lamp with three flower tubes

1271

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1887)

Unknown

Unknown

(Ref. 1: 3.5"h.)

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Undocumented

Fairy Lamp with three flower tubes

1272

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1887)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Undocumented

Fairy Lamp with indented edge

1273

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1887)

Unknown

Unknown

(Ref. 1: 2.5"h.)

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Undocumented

Fairy Lamp

1277

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1888)

Unknown

Unknown

(Ref. 1: 3"h.x7.5"w.)

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Undocumented

Fairy Lamp

1278

Unknown

(Ref. 1: Introduced 1888)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Royal Worcester Porcelain - Sandon

Ruf-709.jpg (50396 bytes)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Nine dots
(1900)

Royal Worcester, England

G 9 85, Grainger Factory, 1897. 

Overall
10.375"

Ruf-709

Ruf-710.jpg (143474 bytes)

(Ref. 1: Pair of boy and girl candle sticks.)

(Ref. 1: 1141  Museum file book RW4-27.1)

41797

(Ref. 1: 1886)

Unknown

Royal Worcester, England

1141, 40 and 25. Hadley

Overall
13.75"

Ruf-710

(Identified as shape 1131 in "Fairy Lamps" by Ruf)

The following table of information (Cricklites, candles, and lamps) was provided by Ms. Wendy Cook, The Dyson Perrins Museum Trust (Worchester Porcelain Museum) Severn Street, Worchester WR1 2NE England. (www.worcesterporcelainmuseum.org)

3 or 5 light candelabrum

1290

104602

1888

 

James Hanley Modeler

20"

Cricklites or candles

3 or 5 light candelabrum 1291  

1888

 

James Hanley Modeler

20" Cricklites or candles

Greek Ewer with pierced handles

 

1296

 

 

   

 

 

Lidded egg cup shape

  1390   1889     9.25"  

Urn Shape

  1391   1889     11.25  

Reservoir lamp - mushroom shape

  1392   1889     3.25"h. x 5.0"d.  

Covered fluted vase

  1403   1889     2 sizes  

Paneled lamp and reservoir

  1442   1890        

Spiral lamp and reservoir

  1443   1890        

Candelabra with 5 sconces
(photo pending approval from Bonhams Auction)

  1446   1890     22"  

Lamp (vase)

  1448   1890     9.5"  

Spiral lamp with foot (3) (bowl with no feet or container)

  1450   1890     22"  

Louis candelabrum (3 bracket)

  1458   1890     14.5"  

Louis candelabrum with container

  1462   1890     6.75"  

Lamp on pedestal with container

  1464   1890        

Urn shaped lamp on pedestal

  1465   1890     3"  

Floor lamp

  1469   1890        

Lamp and reservoir on claw feet

  1488   1890        

Lamp and reservoir with embossed neck

  1499   1890        

Round bowl on pedestal

  1782   1894     13"  

Round bowl on tall pedestal

  1789   1895     24.5"  

Definition: The term "Shot Enamels" or "Shot Silk Enamels" were a type of finish popular around the turn of the twentieth century.  They were basically an areographed satin glaze that shimmered under just the right lighting conditions.
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