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 Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Vase Shape 7349

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Vase (shape 7349) 

 Newly Discovered Scene

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting

Royal Doulton introduced the John Peel Hunting series in 1924 and to date I have never seen an example produced after WWII. It is the standard Royal Doulton series ware production techniques, print and tint. That is printed with the application pf a polychrome transfer and tint applied by air brush.

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Bone China Tea Pot - Pattern H2620

R.D. John Peel Hunting Bone China Tea Pot; H2620
 

There are 4 pattern numbers attributed to Earthen Ware and only 3 attributed to Bone China, it is much more common to find this pattern on a bone china ground. John Peel was produced on three colour-ways. The most common is the yellow ground, the scarcer back grounds are white (Snow Ground) and the green (Blue Sky Ground). I have only ever seen Snow and Blue Sky grounds on Bone China.    

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Hand Painted Rack Plate

There is also a hand painted variation of this pattern. It is pattern number H3636. This number was introduced into service in 1928. To date I have only ever seen two examples of the hand painted version of this pattern. This plate is clearly signed to the bottom left of the scene; J. Pirce.

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Hand Painted Scenes 2&3

 

Six other pattern numbers issued against this series, four are Earthen Ware:-

D4340  introduced 1923

D4892 "             " 1928

D4893 "             " 1928 

D6231 "             " 1941 

 

Two pattern numbers issued for Bone China:-

H2620  introduced 1925

H2866 "              " 1926

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Fox Hunting Plate - Yellow Ground

The pattern number E3804 is listed against Coaching Days, but there are many bone china items decorated with scenes from the John Peel Hunting series that have this number. While I cannot explain why; it appears that pattern number E3804 was used for both John Peel and Coaching Days.

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Blue Sky Colour-way

Many of the items in this series come with 2 scenes on them. The plate finished in the yellow (2 above) is decorated with scene 9 & 10. The Blue Sky example (directly above) is decorated with scenes 2 & 3. The Snow Ground plate below comes with scenes 4 & 5.

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Snow Ground Colour-way

The two plates below were both manufactured in 1924.  They are identical in size and pattern number and they are both decorated with the same scene. However the bottom plate has a pair of hounds where the other plate has a solitary dog. I believe that the dogs where applied at the artists discretion. 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 9 & 10 with 1 hound

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 9 & 10 with 2 hounds 

In volume 2 of “Royal Doulton Series Ware” Louise Irvine names the first nine scenes in this series. On page 55 of the New Discovery Volume (volume 5) Mz Irvine shows a tenth scene which is also used in the Quorn Hunt series. This is scene 10; Hunters jumping a fence. Mary of Majorie Jomes Memorial Collection and I have identified five extra scenes so these are numbered 11 through to 15. 

Fox Mottos & John Peel Comp photo 

Fox Mottos on left; John Peel on Right

Scene 3 of John Peel Hunting is incorpoated into Fox Mottos series D3567. Fox Mottos was introduced in 1912 and in the very ealiest veriations John Peel dates to 1923, however the colour-ways are quite destictive. 

 

 Royal Doulton John Peel Pickle Jar E3804

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Pickle Jar: E3804

Newly Discovered Scene


 

The Scenes

As Defined by Louise Irvine

1. Two huntsmen leading two horses

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 1

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 1 Blue Sky

Blue Sky

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 1 Snow Ground

 Snow Scene

 

 

2. Two mounted huntsmen raising hats

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 2

 

 

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Blue Sky

 

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 2 Snow Ground

 Snow Scene

 

 

3. Lady and little boy on horseback

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 3

 

l Hunting Scene 3 Blue Sky Ground

Blue Sky

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 3 Snow Ground

 Snow Scene

 

 

 

4. Innkeeper carrying tray of beer from Inn

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 4

 R.D. John Peel Hunting Bone China Vase (shape 772)

Date coded for April 24

 

 

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Blue Sky

R.D. John Peel Bone China Rack Plate: E2768

Date coded June 1927 


 

 

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 4 Snow Ground

 Snow Scene

R.D. John Peel Hunting Bone China Tab Handle Cake Plate

H2620 - production era 1924 to 1932 

 

 

5. Wench serving two huntsmen

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 5

  R.D. John Peel Hunting Bone China Vase (shape 772)

Date coded for April 24
 
 
 
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Blue Sky
 R.D. John Peel Bone China Rack Plate: E2768

Date coded June 1927 

 

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 5 Snow Ground

 Snow Scene

R.D. John Peel Hunting Bone China Tab Handle Cake Plate

H2620 - production era 1924 to 1932 

 

 

 

6. Woman serving three huntsmen

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 6

 

 

 

7. Lady on horseback with gentleman beside

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 7

 

 

 

8. Huntsman galloping with hounds

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 8

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene  8 Blue Sky

R.D. John Peel Bone China Rack Plate

Date coded July 1927 
Blue Sky

 

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene  8 Snow Scene

 Snow Scene

 


9. Huntsman coming through a gate

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 9

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 9 Blue Sky

R.D. John Peel Bone China Rack Plate

Date coded August 1927 
 Blue Sky

 

 

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 9 Snow Scene

 Snow Scene

 

 

10. Hunters jumping a fence

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 10

Bone China Side Plate date coded  June 1924

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 10 Blue Sky

Blue Sky

Bone China Saucer date coded July 1927

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 10 Snow Scene

 Snow Scene

 

 

 

The New Scenes

As Defined by Nicholnack

 

11. John Peel blowing horn

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 11

 

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene Snow Scene

 Snow Scene

 Bone China Oval Open Sugar Bowl; H2620; production era 1926 to 1932

 

12. Hunter and hounds on the scent

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 12

 Bone China - E3804 - production era 1924 to 1932

 

13. Red Lion Inn

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 13

This scene was taken from a saucer that has John Peel Cup, neither item had a pattern number, but both has the post 1932 makers mark. The Red Lion Inn was on both the cup and the saucer, but also on the cup was John Peel Hunting scene 7. The Red Lion Inn depicted on this cup is the same as Ye Red Lion from the Coaching New Edition Series only it is in reverse.

 

 

14. Rustic Inn

Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 14 Snow Scene

 Snow Scene

Bone China Oval Open Sugar Bowl; H2620; production era 1926 to 1932

The oval sugar bowl that had the "Rustic Inn" on it also had scene 11.

 

 

 15. Huntsman & horse rest with hound

 Royal Doulton John Peel Hunting Scene 15

Pickle Jar; E3804

 

 

16. Innkeeper serving John Peel & Huntsman

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New Scene taken from two faces of Earthen Ware Vase shape 7349

Date coded 1939

Please Note: The Innkeeper is not in any other scene of any series that I am aware of. John Peel and this Huntsmen appear in scene 6 and scene 11.

 

Comments  

 
0 #3 John Peel items for Sale.Bruce Nichol 2012-01-21 00:21
As is always the way - you are asking for the rarer scenes. At this stage I canot help you and why I will remeber your request for a time, eventully I will forget. I would sugest you keep and eye on my Royal Doulton Fox Hunting Sales Gallery nicholnack.com.au/catalogue/31.htmlQuoting James Henri:
I am wondering if you get your hands on any items with scenes 9/11/14/16 whether you can contact me.

Thanks James Henri
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+2 #2 John PeelBruce Nichol 2012-01-21 00:12
I am sure there are still veriations to this pattern that I have not yet recorded. Often the Bone China examples are slightly different to the Earthen Ware examples. E3804 is a Bone China pattern. Very often with this seires the more than one scene appears on an item. Could tell you more if you sent a photo of the scene and the makers mark to nicholnack@optu snet.com.auQuoting Helen Kuit:
I also have what seems to be a variation on No 6.In it the serving girl is offering drink to the huntsman while John Peel is further back. An elderly gentleman is coming out of the Inn with a tray of drinks. He is not as robust looking as the Innkeeper in No16. Perhaps he is another servant. There is another portly man and a little child at the Inn door.
The number on the back is e3804 in red.
I am finding all this information exciting. Thank you!
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+2 #1 ProfJames Henri 2012-01-20 07:33
I am wondering if you get your hands on any items with scenes 9/11/14/16 whether you can contact me.

Thanks James Henri
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