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
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.