The inscription reads: PRESENTED to George Frederick Holroyd Esq. as a testimony of SINCERE ESTEEM & REGARD by a few friends CONNECTED WITH The London Chatham & Dover RAILWAY June 1862.
Paul Storr produced several variations of this important model. A suite of six silver candelabra dating to 1823 incorporate heraldic demi-unicorn crests. Commissioned for the Sampaio family, they sold at Christie's, New York, 19 April 2002, lot 348. A pair of six-light candelabra dating to 1825 feature demi-dog crests, and sold at Sotheby's, New York, 16 April 1996, lot 252.