hello Simba - glad you managed to get a copy of Raymond Slack's book - well worth having, although it can sometimes be expensive, even as a second hand book - doubtless you've read my review in the book section
Quote.......... "I got mine second hand" - I don't think there is any other way of acquiring one, now
I wouldn't dream of questioning this author .........but in view of your comments I have read again the caption to Slack's pictures of the 'paws up' lions - and found myself wondering .............
According to Baker and Crowe, Henry Greener (the company) were the subject of a take over by their principal creditors, Jobling, in 1885.
Thinking of the illustrated brown marble lions - which according to Slack have Greener (first mark) provenance and are dated to c.1880 - made me wonder why pieces such as the 'translucent green' lions might have remained marked, as suggested by Slack.
Despite these lions having been made at a time when there were company difficulties etc. re the take over, much glass from this factory does carry what is known as the 'second Greener mark' - another lion, but distinctively different from the first mark, and carrying an axe instead of a star.
This second crest mark was instituted - according to Lattimore - at the time of the take over by Jobling, and Greener continued registering designs certainly until the end of the century.
Slack may well be correct in his assumption (which is no doubt based solely on the fact that the green lions are in a style very similar to the known Greener brown marble examples) - but it does seem odd that the factory should have chosen not to have used their own 'second mark' - in use at the time these were made.