François Lambregts from Amsterdam made the earliest candlesticks of the present set in 1731. In 1765 Jan Diederik Pont added two candlesticks. In order to make a matching pair Pont closely copied one of Lambregts' candlesticks.
Large sets of matching candlesticks from the first half of the 18th Century are extremely rare, even if we include sets with different date letters. Christie's Amsterdam sold a set of four silver-gilt candlesticks by Pieter de Keen, dated 1734, in December 1982. Today this set is in the collection of the Amsterdam Historical Museum. A set of four candlesticks by Jean Vignon III, dated 1726, was sold in the November 1996 sale at Christie's Amsterdam. In May 1998 Christie's Amsterdam sold a set of six matching candlesticks by Groningen silversmith Johannes Dronrijp, dated 1717-1718. A later set by Amsterdam silversmith Jacobus Rensing, dated 1756, was sold at Christie's Amsterdam in December 2000.
All the present candlesticks are mentioned by Elias Voet in Amsterdamsche Goud- en Zilversmeden. The four candlesticks by François Lambregts are mentioned under 1731, p.121. The two candlesticks by Pont are mentioned under 1740, p.125. In the latter case Voet probably was wrong, for the town mark of Amsterdam does not seem to fit in the series of the early 1740s. However, the town mark would perfectly match the series of marks used between 1762 and 1765 .
François Lambregts was born in 1696 as the son of Salomon Lambregts and Sara de Goyer and became a silversmith in 1720. In the same year he married Johanna Dutoit. Francois Lambregts died in 1751. He is principally known to have made candlesticks and coffee-pots .
Jan Diederik Pont (Bremen c 1701- Amsterdam 1767) was apprenticed to Johann Grdfenstein in Bremen between 1713-1719. From 26 April 1729 onwards he worked as a silversmith in Amsterdam. In 1731 he married Maria van Rixtel. His son, Willem Pont, became a silversmith in Amsterdam in 1755. Pont was a maker of services and flatware. He is known to have made candlesticks, sweetmeat baskets, tobacco boxes, fish-trowels and table-bells .
 Voet, E., Merken van Amsterdamsche Goud- en Zilversmeden, 's-Gravenhage, 1912, pp. 121, 125
 Citroen, C.A., Amsterdamse Zilversmeden en hun Merken, Amsterdam, 1975, p.47, no.224
 Lorm, J.R. de, Amsterdams Goud en Zilver, Zwolle, 2000, p.150; Citroen, K.A. (Note 2), pp.139-140, no.716