All I can gather from what I can read is this is a Wilkinson Sword brush. Sterilzed. Badger Hair. Made in England. 2 is on the bottom of the base. This was lathed, the marks are clearly visible. There were stickers or labels on the ferrule portion of the brush handle, one with a rectangular shape and the other, a diamond shape. Are there any ideas? I did run across one other handle that was very similar to this one, however it was marked with a number 1 on the bottom. Here are some saved images of that one: Any clues would be great!