Here are Martyn's, figures. They are charming pearlware deer. A pretty bocage pair, and a true pair--quite hard to find these days.
The pair below is a very true pair. Notice that her base is far yellower than his.
Add to this, we really don't know how figures were sold. Were they sold in pairs, or could you choose whether you wanted to buy a single or a pair? I suspect that many figures that we today think of as pairs were available for purchase individually.
I have two pairs of Neale tambourine player-piper figures in my collection. I don't normally duplicate, but in this instance I simply can't decide which pair to part with.
Even though I have yet to find a pair of Neale musicians with bases that match exactly, I can't dismiss the possibility that they were made as true matches but over the years they have been repaired to give what we see here. (Full disclosure: the first Neale pair shown here was bought as a pair; the second was bought as individual figures.) The more I think about all this, the further away from resolution I get!
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