- Those made before about 1840 are detailed in their modeling and coloring and often sport bocages.
- Those made after 1840 are simpler, using fewer molded parts, no bocages, and a simpler color palette.
I believe the second GRECIAN DAUGHTER is a transitional group that was made a little later than the first. The body is whiter because earthenware bodies generally got whiter as clay mixes improved. The tufts of green in lieu of bocage leaves were simply an attempt to cater to changing tastes.
The two cows below, both from the "Sherratt" pot bank, illustrate the same point. The first has a typical "Sherratt" bocage with oak leaves and mayflowers.
If you want to know the story behind the GRECIAN & DAUGHTER figure groups, please refer to my December 2009 blog posting by clicking here.