cf. Christie's Geneva, May 15, 1995 lot 167, for an almost identical pair but of a larger size, made in Paris in 1673 by Claude Martin. Usually this type of candlesticks was part of a toilet service.
A pair of similar candlesticks made in The Hague in 1682 are preserved in the Museum Boymans van Beuningen, see J.R. ter Molen, Zilver, Rotterdam 1994 nr.38.
Another pair is now in the Haags Gemeente Museum, see Exhibition Catalogue 1967, nr. 80.
A later pair by Anthonie Donker made in Amsterdam in 1708 is in the collection of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum.
For a simular but later pair made by Henri Stocx junior, Maastricht, 1679-1682, see: L'Orfevrerie civile ancienne du pays de Liège, Liege 19 avril-2 juin,1991, p.309 (ill.)
The first of these type of candlesticks appear circa 1660 in Paris.
The name à la financiére possibly came from the economical way of using the whole candle. Some hollow stems might have had an ejection system to push-up the candle completely.