Thanks M, for the details, there are some similarities in terms of the pattern. I had put this piece to one side for the time being. Still have many concerns with the base with this one. The vast majority of studio pieces I have seen of a similar nature have clear cased bases and more often than not are signed. Unfortunately, I'm leaning towards more negatives than positives with this one, anyhow, I live in hope!
Thanks again for your thoughts, much appreciated.