Alison â€” Are you sure that Thompson's positioning of the drawing of the Edward Bolton Grace Darling
boat on the same page as the Sowerby boats (for comparison) has not led you to think that it was by Sowerby and not Edward Bolton of Warrington? You would not be the first to find this confusing.
Anyway the Edward Bolton boats are now known to be almost exact copies of the Hobbs 101 Yacht Celery, differing only very slightly in shape. It was rather amusing to discover that a boat that was so British you could almost hear it singing Rule Britannia
turned out to be a design stolen from the USA. Tom Bredehoft, the Hobbs historian, and I worked this out several years ago, indeed Tom had previously assumed that the plagiarism was the other way around until we checked the dates. In retrospect we should not have been too surprised, and queried how a small, little known glassworks could have come up with such a successful design.
Sowerby made little or no use of the old cut pattern Daisy & Button
or Daisy & Pin
on their pressed glass tableware and fancies, the pattern being more popular with both Davidson and Greener. Greener of Sunderland made a Daisy & Pin
shoe, but the shape is quite different to yours.
In my opinion your shoe is not British.
I hope that helps.