Jan Willem Burgers was registered as a silversmith in 1739. In the same year he married Anna Margaretha Nulman. Burgers became dean and assay-master of the guild in 1769. His oeuvre demonstrates his talent and probably gained him much acclaim in fashionable The Hague circles. He is the most recognisable silversmith of the The Hague rococo-style with its swirling flutes and scrolls. The present set of candlesticks relate to two pairs in the Haags Gemeentemuseum dated 1761 and 1767 (Jet Pijzel Domisse, Haags goud en zilver- Edelsmeedkunst uit de Hofstad, Zwolle Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2005, pp. 283-284, nrs. 227 and 228.) and to another set sold at Christie's Amsterdam, 13 November 2001, lot 317, dated 1754.