The hunting scenes depicted are taken from a set of four engravings after James Seymour (1705-52), titled 'Going out in the Morning', 'Brushing into Cover', 'In Full Chase' and 'The Death'. For further discussion on the source prints and a larger punch bowl of similar decoration, see David Howard and John Ayers, China for the West, Vol. I, London, 1978, pp. 281-283. no. 280, which bowl, from the Mottahedeh collection, was sold at Sotheby's New York, October 19, 2000. lot 224.