My study of finials has only been a passing one! They can be evidence of maker, but it depends on their "uniqueness". I can think of different finials used by Spode, Wedgwood and Davenport, which you immediately associate with one of them. The lion, or I sometimes think it looks more like a leopard, was quite popular and you get the whole animal or just the head. Enoch Wood did an especially attractive whole lion. Rogers used both head and whole lion versions, which may be why their name has been suggested as makers of Grazing Rabbits?
On balance, if your finial is identical with the Grazing Rabbits one, then the two pieces may be by the same maker. You would ideally need more evidence of other unique shapes etc. shared by the two patterns to have really convincing evidence.
As I say, I simply have not done the research and do not have the knowledge to answer your question with any depth.
There may be others out there, more able to jump in on this one.
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