Vintage Oversized Metal Decanter with Hunt Scene

Vintage Oversized Metal Decanter with Hunt Scene.

Presenting a GLORIOUS piece of American Folk Art !!

This is an oversized metal Decanter with decorated wooden stopper.

On one side there is the most FABULOUS hand-painted Fox Hunting scene of a Huntsman on Horseback, with footman and hounds traversing a fence in a field with trees and background.

On the other side there is another hand-painted scene of the hunting hounds running through a field with a wooden fence and tress and background.

There is a BEAUTIFUL INNOCENCE to the painting, it is CLASSIC FOLK ART !!

We are of the opinion that this hails from the North East of the U.S. where hunting is still practiced to this day !! The reason we believe it is American (and not British) is the Huntsman’s Hat, which is more an American style than their British counterparts and also the choice of hounds. These hounds appear to be more similar to Dalmatians than Bassett Hounds that would be used in the UK.

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 U.S. 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#United_States_2

The piece has some ‘age’ to it. We think it was probably made in the early 20th Century.

The stopper is made of wood, stained green and hand decorated with old paint.

The body of the decanter is bulbous in shape and painted green, in keeping with the theme !

The piece has a few ‘dings’ but we feel that this only ADDS to its beauty as it was never made to be anything other than a decorative piece.

IF you love’hunting’, you will ADORE this !!

Fine Art it ‘ain’t’…………….but it is truly UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL in its own right and an important record of America’s history and lifestyle !!

This is one of the reasons I love this piece, it is not pretentious, it is a simple recording of every day life in the Countryside !!

Vintage Oversized Metal Decanter with Hunt Scene.

Provenance: Bought at Auction in the U.S.

Condition: Has a few indentations and some very minor chipping to reverse painting but otherwise very good for it’s age.

Dimensions: 16.5″ tall, 12″ wide and 7.5″ deep

Price Now: $375

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