We attribute our Staffordshire tritons to Wood and Caldwell based on stylistic similarity to that manufactory's wares. Also, marked Wood and Caldwell triton figures are recorded. Falkner, plate XLVIII, shows one with a brass nozzle attached so it serves as a candlestick. One of a pair, it is finished in a bronze enamel that simulates true bronze. Ugly thing, me thinks, but each to his own!
Eliza Meteyard notes triton figure forms were produced by Josiah Wedgwood prior to the formation of the Wood and Caldwell partnership. Flaxman modeled a triton for Wedgwood in 1775, and such a figure--probably made in basalt--almost certainly inspired the Wood and Caldwell figures.