Edwardian twin-branch gilded and cut glass ‘Cricklite’ Table Lamp

Edwardian twin-branch gilded and cut glass ‘Cricklite’ Table Lamp


Edwardian twin-branch gilded and cut glass ‘Cricklite’ Table Lamp:
the octagonal cut glass column with gilded Corinthian capital and
stepped plinth, star-cut to base; with double curved stretcher bearing
glass pans marked ‘Cricklite’ with glass shades.
Circa 1910. wired for electric lamps.

Height: 22" - 56.0cm
Width: 15" - 38.0cm
Projection: 4¾" - 12.0cm


Of the reign of King Edward VII (1901-1910). Following on from the highly-ornamented Victorian age, the Edwardians' style was simpler, with weighty, classical lines, and decorous floral patterns. It celebrated the new electric era but they still continued to use candles, oil and gas in different parts of the house.

Clarke's Cricklite and Fairy Lamps

Samuel Clarke was a candle maker and patented many holders for his candles. His nightlight holders he called 'Fairy Lamps' and he patented candles in three sizes: fairy, pyramid and wee. Popular during the Victorian period, these lampholders came on stands, pottery bases, wall plaques, chandeliers and epergnes. Other manufacturers made the lamp parts and art glass shades for his company. In the late 1890’s Clarke patented the "Cricklite" table lamp for the dinner table which had single, double or multiple nightlight holders raised on a cut-glass pillar. These were of clear glass to go with more contemporary tastes and the clear domes gave a stronger light. The gilt rims were marked 'CRICKLITE' and silk shades could be added to the domes for embellishment. Clarke Candle Company was sold to Price Candle Company in 1910. The ‘Cricklite’ name is not associated with Denton Antiques family name.

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