The "Guide to the Crystal Palace and Gardens" states that 26 statues personifying Cities and Nations important to trade, stood on the upper terrace. This must be innacurate as only 24 were ever present. These 24 statues were also not arranged as described in the guide.The subjects ARE listed by sculptor and subject. With very few photographed well over the years, it's will probably always be near impossible to show them all clearly.
I've numbered them by all the 26 possible plinths that a statue could have stood on.
Image below (from right to left) shows an empty plinth #1 (later to have an urn) and then a figure holding a fork on plinth #2, and then "Liverpool" by Benjamin Edward Spence on plinth #3. The Sphinxs to the South transept are on the left and (recently restored) and still exist in situ.
Plinth #3 LIVERPOOL by Benjamin Edward Spence.
Plinths # 4, 5 and 6. Only the figure on the right remains, headless and armless!
Statue on Plinth #6 in 1967
Plinth #7 SOUTH AMERICA by Raffaelle Monti. Only a stump remains today.
Plinth #8 ZOLLVEREIN [Germany] by Raffaelle Monti.
This was the only statue fully described in writing.
"The Northern states of Germany, which have entered into a bond for mutual protection in custom-house duties and commerce, are denominated ZOLLVEREIN. The idea is here represented by a grand female figure, wearing the imperial crown and mantle, and protecting a boy and a girl, the former carrying a specimen of the raw material, and the latter holding the manufactured web. This work is very nobly concieved."
Anna Jameson - Handbook tot he Court of Modern Sculpture. 1854
The whole statue and plinth are missing by the time "The Pleasure Garden" was filmed so this was likely to have been destroyed before it could have been sold off in the 1957 sale.
Plinth #9 CALIFORNIA by John Bell
Plinth #10 INDIA by Baron Carlo Marochetti
Plinth #11 TURKEY by Baron Carlo Marochetti
Plinth #12 SPAIN by Raffaelle Monti
Plinth #13 ITALY by Raffaelle Monti
1911 festival of Empire. George V and Queen Mary walk down the newly erected steps from the ground floor out to the upper terrace.
Plinth #19 Egypt by Baron Carlo Marochetti
Plinth #20 AUSTRALIA by John Bell