Richly decorated in colors with large panels of fox-hunting scenes after James Seymour (1702-1752), a vignette in the center, enriched with gilding
1534 in. (40 cm.) diameter
Bukowskis, Stockholm, 24-26 November 1993, lot 1003.
Acquired at the above sale by the current owner.
Compare to similar bowls in D. Howard and J. Ayers, China for the West, London, 1978, part 1, p. 281-283; A. Lange, Chinese Export Art at Historic Deerfield, 2005, p. 222.; C. Brawer, Chinese Export Porcelain, 1992, p. 117, no. 90.
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The English foxhunt scenes inspired by James Seymour paintings, which were conveyed to China through prints, such as those by Thomas Burford (1710-1779), and became the subject of numerous hunting bowls in the second half of the 18th century. The scene to the interior closely after Burford's print The Pointers & Pheasants, 1786.
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