Alongside is another shepherd-shepherdess pair from the same molds, but this time with bocages that are quite specific to the Blue Group. Also, they have the blue bases that this Group sometimes favored.
As I looked through Andrew Dando's Exhibition (currently on line), I saw at least two figures that are candidates for match-making. Andrew has a shepherd-piper just like the figure on the right in the pair below. I confidently attribute this figure to John Dale. The floral sprigs on the base are specific to Dale and establish the attribution. Other Dale features include the jagged edges to the spill vases and the squarish face. The companion female figure exhibits the same characteristics. If you think the pair below have always lived together, think again. I know that the collector acquired first the boy and then the girl to make his pair. They couldn't be prettier. Truly a match made in heaven--and Andrew's figure gives you the opportunity to try the same thing.