Below, we have yet another lion from the same pot bank. Again, the bocage and base are the same. If you were to have these figures in front of you, you would see that the enamels have the same look and feel. This lion, henceforth lion #2, does have a mate, so here it is possible to make a true pair.
Pat Halfpenny first suggested that the term "Patriotic" for figure groups with a certain look--in particular, Pat noted the swirls on the bases are sometimes (not always) decorated in red, white and blue. For example, the well-known Perswaition groups often have bases decorated in this manner, and that's because they all were made by the Patriotic Group pot bank. Below you see one. And yes, it has the same big, seven-petaled bocage flowers as ALL the animal figures above!
Similarly, some of the animals that we have seen here come with pine cone bocages. Alongside is a small leopard with a pine cone bocage.
The pine cone bocage is exclusive to the Patriotic Group. No other pot bank used it. When you see it, you know that the Patriotic Group made it.
(Yes, the base is different, but this is another base form that was used by the Patriotic Group pot bank.)
Below, you see two lions (of the same type as lion #2) pulling a chariot. And the bocage is the pine cone bocage that is exclusive to the Patriotic Group.