A Richard Chaffers Liverpool porcelain tea or coffee cup painted with the uncommon "Chinese Fence" pattern in under glaze blue with red enamel and gilding. This type of decoration is sometimes referred to as clobbered. The pattern consists of an overly large peony flower next to a garden fence with swastika panels. There is a an old leaning willow tree with long fronded leaves. The interior with a stylised flower. This antique Liverpool porcelain cup dates to around 1760.
For a similar pattern see No 250 page 135 of Blue and White porcelain saucers 1745- 1795 by Steven Goss
The factory of Richard Chaffers was on Shaw's Brow Liverpool, originally in Lancashire, now Merseyside, England. The factory initially produced pottery but, in 1755 Chaffers was joined by Robert Podmore who had worked at Worcester he brought with him the knowledge of making steatitic porcelain using soapstone.
Chaffers operated his porcelain factory operated from 1756 until his death 1765. Production was continued by Philip Christian who had been a partner of Chaffers.
The cup is in very good antique condition, there is a small chip to the rim. There is some minor rubbing and scratching from use. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century porcelain, blue and white hand painted ware or 18th century early period Liverpool porcelain.
Height 2 3/8 inches ( 8.1 cm)
Diameter 2 1/4 inches ( 5.7 cm)
Weight 66 grammes unpacked
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