Christine â€” I am just trying to ensure that everyone keeps an open mind. That's all. My suggestions are nothing more than possibilities, and there are many others.
Like you, I look forward to Pamela's conclusions. I have never had the good fortune to compare these two figurines side by side. Will it be same mouldmaker, same glassworks but possibly different mouldmaker (Sowerby probably had two mouldmakers in the 1930s, if you go on plinth pattern numbering punch fonts), or different glassworks?
Only three days ago, I had four examples of Wood Bros unpacked and on the table together for the first time. It wasn't just the lettering, but everything else that matched perfectly. In case you were wondering, they are Lillicrap, Scheerwonder, Blackpool Tower (I've given up trying to sell it!), and the 1938 Glasgow Pavilion (not the Tower of Empire from the same set illustrated in Dodsworth BGbtW
). Not just the same glassworks but the same designer and mouldmaker. There is no substitute for lining them up next to each other and handling them; photographs just don't work for this.
I can't wait for Pamela's revelations!