20C Chinese Hunt Scene Floor Vase and Lidded Urns

20C Chinese Hunt Scene Floor Vase and Lidded Urns.


20th Century.

These pieces are in the style of ‘Famile Rose’ from Canton, with gilded foo dogs and raised and painted enameling…..BUT…..they are unlike ANYTHING I have ever seen from China.

The Floor Vase and the Lidded Urns each have hand-painted and enameled Fox Hunting Scenes…..with Fox Hunstmen, their horses and hounds……….galloping through a pastoral scene.

In my opinion, these were made in China….probably Canton………..for export. They were probably decorated in China specifically for the European and/or American Markets where fox hunting was and is popular.

The Fox Huntsmen do not appear to me to be in traditional British Hunting attire………especially the hats. This leads me to believe that they were made for the American Market. Also, the hounds are not bassett hounds (used in the UK)….they are spotted hounds more like pointers or dalmations.

Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of unarmed followers led by a “master of foxhounds” (“master of hounds”), who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback.

Fox hunting with hounds, as a formalised activity, originated in England in the sixteenth century, in a form very similar to that practised until 2005, when it was made illegal in England and Wales. A ban on hunting in Scotland had been passed in 2002, but it continues to be legal in Northern Ireland and several other countries including: Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, and the United States.[2][3] In Australia, the term also refers to the hunting of foxes with firearms, similar to deer hunting or spotlighting. In much of the world, hunting in general is understood to relate to any game animals or weapons (e.g., deer hunting with bow and arrow); in Britain and Ireland, “hunting” without qualification implies fox hunting (or other forms of hunting with hounds—beagling, drag hunting, hunting the clean boot, mink hunting, or stag hunting), as described here.

The sport is controversial, particularly in the UK, where its traditional form was banned in Scotland in 2002, and in England and Wales in November 2004 (law enforced from February 2005),[4] although certain modified forms of hunting foxes with hounds are still within the law, and shooting foxes as vermin also remains lawful.

Proponents of fox hunting view it as an important part of rural culture, and useful for reasons of conservation and pest control,[5][6][7] while opponents argue that it is cruel and unnecessary.

In America, fox hunting is also called “fox chasing”, as it is the practice of many hunts not to actually kill the fox (the red fox is not regarded as a significant pest).[16] Some hunts may go without catching a fox for several seasons, despite chasing two or more foxes in a single day’s hunting.[36] Foxes are not pursued once they have “gone to ground” (hide in a hole). American fox hunters undertake stewardship of the land, and endeavour to maintain fox populations and habitats as much as possible.[36] In many areas of the eastern United States, the coyote, a natural predator of the red and grey fox, is becoming more prevalent and threatens fox populations in a hunt’s given territory. In some areas, coyote are considered fair game when hunting with foxhounds, even if they are not the intended species being hunted.

In 2013, the Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America listed 163 registered packs in the US and Canada.[37] This number does not include the non-registered (also known as “farmer” or “outlaw”) packs.[36] Baily’s Hunting Directory Lists 163 foxhound or draghound packs in the USA and 11 in Canada[38] In some arid parts of the Western United States, where foxes in general are more difficult to locate, coyotes[39] are hunted and, in some cases, bobcats.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_hunting

Chinese ceramics show a continuous development since pre-dynastic times and are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally. The first pottery was made during the Palaeolithic era. Chinese ceramics range from construction materials such as bricks and tiles, to hand-built pottery vessels fired in bonfires or kilns, to the sophisticated Chinese porcelain wares made for the imperial court and for export. Porcelain is so identified with China that it is still called “china” in everyday English usage.

Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus few names of individual potters were recorded. Many of the most important kiln workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_ceramics#Republic_and_People.27s_Republic_.281912_to_date.29

Canton or Cantonese porcelain is the characteristic style of Chinese ceramic ware decorated in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong and (prior to 1842) the sole legal port for export of Chinese goods to Europe. As such, it was one of the major forms of exportware produced in China in the 18th and 20th centuries..

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_porcelain



Early 20C Chinese Hunt Scene Floor Vase and Lidded Urns .

Provenance: From a Dallas Private Collection

Condition: Mint

Dimensions: Vase: 11″ in diameter and 24.5″ tall.
Urns: 9″ in diameter and 9.5″ Tall

Price Now: $1,600 (Set of 3)

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