This is a set of Royal Worcester hard paste porcelain bamboo stick holders. The set dates to the 19th century, circa 1897 - 1901.
The sets were originally produced to be sold in sets of 3 or 7. This is the set of 3 holders.
The taller bamboo stick is 3 7/8” high. The other two sticks are 2 5/8” high. All of the sticks are 1 ½” wide.
The bamboo sticks have a mold that looks like a bamboo cane. The outside has the Royal Worcester off-white shade. The inside is glazed white. The front has a raised leaf design, painted in gold. The bottoms are painted in gold too, but a different color of gold. The rims are painted in the same bright gleaming gold as the bases.
The shape is 1049, originally designed in 1884.
Each piece is marked on the bottom with the crown over the circle with Royal Worcester England below. The taller stick has six dots, which dates it to 1897. The two smaller sticks have 10 dots, which dates to 1901.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
My best guess is the set functions to hold either pens on the desk or for small wildflower nosegays.
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