A Fine and Rare Chaffers Liverpool Teapot C1760

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A Fine and Rare Chaffers Liverpool Teapot C1760

A Rare Chaffers Liverpool Teapot

Decorated in bright enamels with a scene from the Chinese dramatic work

‘The Romance of the Western Chamber’

Richard Chaffers C1760

Height: 5″

Condition: chip to the end of the spout filled

The last image shows the same scene on a Chinese Famille rose Plate C1735/45

‘The Romance of the Western Chamber’ is a very famous Chinese dramatic work. It was written by Wang Shifu, a Yuan Dynasty playwright.

It is set during the Tang Dynasty and is the story of a young couple, Zhang Sheng, a young scholar, and Cui Yingying, the daughter of a chief minister of the Tang court,

Consummating their love without parental approval.