Richard Chaffers Liverpool Teapot and Cover

— c.1760
£

A rare Richard Chaffers Liverpool teapot and cover decorated in bright enamels with a scene from the Chinese dramatic work, ‘The Romance of the Western Chamber’.

Dimensions
12.7 cm high

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History

‘The Romance of the Western Chamber’ was written by Wang Shifu, a Yuan Dynasty playwright, 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.