Price's Patent Candles Ltd. began manufacturing candles in 1830. By the end of the 19th century the company was the largest maker of candles in the world. They made inexpensive stearine candles that burned almost as well as the more expensive beeswax candles, and they held 114 patents for their inventions.
Price's have had a long and close association with the Royal Family since the launch of their new composite candle which coincided with the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert. Today they hold a Royal Warrant for Her Majesty The Queen. This special royal status means that Price's supply candles for many Royal State occasions.
Nowadays, in a consumer-led market where 80% of candle sales are purely decorative, the company has focused on new ranges of perfumed and essential oil candles as well as aromatherapy products.
Candles are not just sources of natural light, and Price's have developed candle ranges that are aesthetic, highly fragranced and beautifully designed objects in their own right.