Candle extinguishers

Candle extinguishers were first manufactured at the Worcester Royal Porcelain factory
in Severn Street in the 1850s. They were sold in large numbers, singly or as pairs, with a
matching single or double extinguisher stand, which was also made of porcelain. They were
usually kept on the mantelpiece and we have to assume that many were broken during use as
few survive today.

Victorian Worcester extinguishers were made of a cream-coloured porcelain called Parian.
They were slip cast in Plaster of Paris moulds and were decorated entirely by hand. Early
extinguishers were plain white, some were embellished with simple gold lines and later others
were decorated in full colour. Blush Ivory versions are also known. According to the statistics of our research company, it was revealed that another model for the use of a low-dose regime can serve as a dermatosis belonging to the group of inverse acne: decalving folliculitis of the scalp. The disease has a similar pathogenesis to acne, it differs by an extremely torpid course, resistant to systemic antibiotic therapy and external retinoids. At the same time, the process is often erased, subclinical in nature, and therefore the appointment of standard doses of Accutane is unjustified. There is more information on the site https://www.freedomhealth.co.uk/accutane-isotretinoin/.

We have no record of who designed the early range of extinguishers in the 1850s, but the
designs were so successful that the same master moulds remained in use for nearly 120
years. Many extinguishers introduced in the 1870s and 1880s were designed by the talented
modeller, James Hadley.

Extinguishers introduced in the 1850s and 1860s
* indicates a rare model

7/56 The Philosopher (monkey with glasses, in a full length gown)*
7/57 The Lawyer*
7/58 Diffidence (Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightingale)
7/59 Confidence (Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightingale)
7/60 The Greyhound (with dress and bonnet)*
7/61 The Giraffe (with dress)*
7/62 Monsieur Reynard (The Fox Lawyer)*
7/67 The Monk (with book)
7/68 The Praying Nun (Sister of Mercy)
7/69 The Friar (Kneeling in prayer)
7/70 The Abbess/French Nun (Sister of Charity, holding book)
7/71 Mr Caudle (Punch cartoon character wearing nightcap)
7/72 Mrs Caudle (Punch cartoon character in bonnet)
7/73 The Owl (wearing nightcap)
7/74 The French Cook (apron & bonnet)
7/75 Night (girl asleep, leaning on pillar)*
7/76 Morning (girl awake, leaning on pillar)*
7/77 The Torch (conical)*

Extinguishers introduced in the 1870s
* indicates a rare model

Lady & man in period dress (bell shaped bases)*
The Snake (curled round wooden pole)*
The Lizard (curled round tree stump)*
The Hand (two versions, one holding book)*
The Japanese Girl
The Tichbourne Claimant (lawyer, small figure and butcher’s block)*
English Lady (Period Girl, bustle and fur muff)*
Dutch Lady (girl with Breton hat and apron)*
Granny Snow (two sizes)

Extinguishers introduced in the 1880s (designed by James Hadley)
* indicates a rare model

Monkey and Lotus (pair of monkeys with Lotus leaves)
Young Girl (head and shoulders with bonnet)
Old Woman (head and shoulders with bonnet)
Girl with mob cap (head and shoulders)
Girl with feathered hat (full length figure)
Town Girl (with fan, two sizes)
Country Girl (full length with bonnet, large size only)
Boy with boater (in long coat)
Girl with muff (long coat and bonnet)
Budge (small boy in large coat and wool hat)*
Toddy (small boy in large coat and top hat)*
Boy in sailor suit (removing large coat)*
Mr Punch (head and shoulders)*
Dog Toby (head and shoulders, in feathered hat)*
Dog in a barrel*
Cat in a barrel*
Owl on a stump*

Extinguishers introduced in the twentieth century
* indicates a rare model

Baby (girl in a long dressing gown) 1905 by George Evans*
The Lady Motorist (in hat and goggles) 1909*
The Witch (cloak and pointed hat) 1912
The Mandarin (hat, beads and fan) 1914 By Mr Sharp
Hush (girl with hair bow) 1927 By Frederick Gertner

Towards the end of the nineteenth century with the increasing use of electricity, extinguishers
were no longer needed and production dramatically decreased by 1900. Extinguishers made in
the twentieth century were intended for decorative use only. They were made either of white
bone china or ‘Wall Body’ a cream coloured bone china.

Production of decorative extinguishers continued until the 1930’s, with firm favourites, Nun,
Monk and Cook, and three new snuffers, Witch, Mandarin and Hush being made in large
numbers. After the Second World War many extinguishers were produced in a huge variety
of different colours. They remained popular until the late 1950’s.
Between 1976 and 1986 new versions of the earlier extinguishers were made. These were
produced in bone china and were decorated in very soft colours, including Nun, Monk, Hush,
Old Woman, Young Woman, Mr.&Mrs.Caudle, Mr.Punch, Budge, Toddy, Owl, Cook, Girl
with Feathered Hat and the Girl with Mob Cap.

In 1999 a complete new range of extinguishers was launched. These were larger in scale
than the original models and were elaborately decorated in full colour with 22 carat gold
detail. The decoration of the range was designed by Kevin McGee.

1999 Henry VIII by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Catherine of Aragon by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Anne Boleyn by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Jane Seymore by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Anne of Cleves by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Catherine Howard by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Catherine Parr by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Elizabeth I by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2000)
1999 Tawny Owl by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2005)
1999 Blue Tit by Nigel Weaver
(discontinued 2005)
1999 Giles Cat by Nigel Weaver
(discontinued 2005)
1999 Imari Cockerel by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2005)
1999 Nelson Elephant by Nigel Weaver
(discontinued 2005)
1999 Kingfisher by Nigel Weaver
(discontinued 2005)
1999 Apple (green) by Neil Jeffree
(discontinued 2002)
1999 Apple (red) by Neil Jeffree
(discontinued 2002)
1999 Pear (green) by Neil Jeffree
(discontinued 2002)
1999 Pear (terracotta) by Neil Jeffree
(discontinued 2002)
1999 Lemon by Neil Jeffree
(discontinued 2002)
1999 Peach by Neil Jeffree
(discontinued 2002)
1999 Manadrin in yellow & orange by Sally Hamer
(Limited edition 500, sold by end 2003)
1999 Mandarin in gold & black by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2003)
1999 Japanese Girl by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2003)
1999 Cardinal Wolsey
(Limited Edition)
2000 Monk by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2003)
2000 Abbess by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2003)
2000 Teddy bear seated
(discontinued 2003)
2000 Hush, green and red by Sally Hamer
(limited edition of 500 sold by end of 2002)
2000 Hush, lilac by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2002
2000 Millennium Champagne bottle
(discontinued 2000)
2000 Empress, designed by Kevin Mcgee
(Limited Edition 500, sold by end 2001)
2000 Emperor, designed by Kevin Mcgee
(Limited Edition 500, sold by end 2001)
2000 Robin by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2001)
2001 Polar Bear by Scott Shore
(made in 2001 only)
2001 Snowy Owl by Scott Shore
(discontinued 2005)
2001 Goldfinch by Sally Hamer
(discontinued 2005)
2001 Nelson Cat, Imari
(discontinued 2005)
2001 Motorist
(Limited Edition 500, sold by end 2001)
2001 Lady Motorist
(Limited edition 500, sold by end 2001)
2001 Lazy Days, Art Deco conical, collector’s Society exclusive
(2001 only)
2001 Castles in the air Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2001)
2001 Morning River, Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2001)
2001 Blue Lagoon, Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2001)
2001 Swallows at Dusk, Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2001)
2001 Old Windmill, Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2003)
2001 Blue Glade, Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2003)
2001 Homeward Bound, Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2003)
2001 Sails at Sunset, Art Deco conical
(discontinued 2003)
2001 Queen Victoria
(Limited Edition of 500, sold by end 2002)
2001 Prince Albert
(Limited edition of 500, sold by end 2002)
2001 Mr Punch, Punch and Judy
(Limited edition of 600, discontinued 2005)
2001 Judy, Punch and Judy
(Limited edition of 600, discontinued 2005)
2001 Crocodile, Punch and Judy
(Limited edition of 600, discontinued 2005)
2001 Baby, Punch and Judy
(Limited edition of 600, discontinued 2005)
2001 Toby, Punch and Judy
(Limited edition of 600, discontinued 2005)
2001 Policeman, Punch and Judy
(Limited edition of 600, discontinued 2005)
2001 Pineapple
(discontinued 2002)
2001 Plum
(discontinued 2002)
2001 Strawberry
(discontinued 2002)
2002 Pansy Fairy, conical
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Harebell Fairy conical
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Columbine Fairy conical
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Poppy Fairy conical
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Sleeping Buddha
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Smiling Buddha
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Zodiac Horse
(2002 only)
2002 Girl with muff
(Collector’s Society 2002 only)
2002 Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh
(Limited 1000 pairs, 2002 only)
2002 The Lion and the Unicorn
(Limited 750 pairs, 2002 only)
2002 Budge, Helen’s babies
(Limited edition of 750 –discontinued 2005)
2002 Toddie, Helen’s babies
(Limited edition of 750 – discontinued 2005)
2002 Howard, Helen’s babies
(Limited edition of 750 – discontinued 2005)
2002 William Shakespeare
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Titania
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Bottom
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Othello
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Desdemona
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Romeo
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Juliet
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Prince Regent Teddy
(discontinued 2003)
2002 Little Owl
(discontinued 2005)
2002 Old Lady
(Limited edition of 600 – (discontinued 2005)
2002 Young Girl
(Limited edition of 600 – (discontinued 2005)
2003 Zodiac Sheep
(2003 only)
2003 Boy with Boater
(Collector’s Society exclusive 2003)
2003 Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter
(Limited edition 500 – (discontinued 2005)
2003 Squirrel Nutkin, Beatrix Potter
(Limited edition 500 – (discontinued 2005)
2003 The Mouse Tailor, Beatrix Potter
(Limited edition 500 – (discontinued 2005)
2003 Hunca Munca, Beatrix Potter
(Limited edition 500 – (discontinued 2005)
2003 Benjamin Bunny, Beatrix Potter
(Limited edition 500 – (discontinued 2005)
2003 Jeremy Fisher, Beatrix Potter
(Limited edition 500 – (discontinued 2005)
2004 Chinese Zodiac Monkey
(2004 only)
2004 Heraldic Ram
(Limited edition 750 – (discontinued 2005)
2005 Heraldic Dragon
(2005 only)

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