For more info and speculation on the Pelican see here...Hi Wendy: Thanks for posting your photo of the Pelican atop the Pelican Works. Looks as though the facing underneath the Pelican could do with a touch up. I had a look
around on the history of the Pelican Works. The company was founded by Thomas Wilkinson in 1832. He was from Sheffield originally. Their brand name was "Pelican Ware" There is an example of a Creamer set in the Museum in Dallas which shows a unique plating method featuring several birds
this information was posted in the London Gazette at the time of his death by his solicitor who was asking for any claimants on his estate to come forward.