Polo Candlesticks. Handmade in England by a master silversmith this striking pair of Polo mallet/stick candlesticks have a display British sterling silver hallmark which guarantees the purity and quality of the silver. Polo was first played in Persia (what is now modern Iran) at dates given from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD. Polo was played as a training game for cavalry units, usually the king's guard or other elite troops. To fit conventional dining candles.