There are only four or five pewter candlesticks of this form known. Michaelis argues that because those recorded were all excavated in England, one in Yorkshire, a further two in a moat of a sixteenth century house in Arley near Wigan, illustrated in Vanessa Brett's, Guide to Pewter as 'The Arley Trio', that they are British in origin.
This particular lot was found in Herefordshire.
Similar candlesticks in pewter and brass are illustrated in Michaelis, Antique Pewter of the British Isles, plate XV; Cotterell, Pewter down the ages, Fig. 50; Michaelis, Old domestic base-metal candlesticks Figs, 75, 76, 79, & 81.