They're more likely Czech or German than English I think. Can we see the other bits please. You're missing a lid, possibly another pot, possibly a ring tree and possibly a pin tray. Sets were quite variable and were not necessarily designed to all fit on the tray. The tray was so you didn't spill cosmetics on the French polish of your dressing table. The candlesticks were never meant to fit on the tray. The idea was to supply light from the side to supplement that reflected from the mirror you were using.