RICHARD CHAFFERS MOLDED SAUCE BOAT
Of oval molded form with rococo scrollwork to the body and a stylized leaf border around the low foot,
painted in underglaze blue with a Plantation type scene of bamboo, flowers, a fence and moth, overpainted
in iron red, gilt and green, the interior with a richly decorated central medallion and a red panel-diapered
rim border centering flowerheads and green leaves
Condition: Excellent, minor wear to the gilt in a few places; a few minor scratches visible in the first image
Richard Chaffers is often hailed as the hero of Liverpool. Chaffers worked in Liverpool originally as an earthenware potter,
making delft for the export trade. He began working in soaprock and bone ash porcelains about 1755. His whimsical painting,
sometimes cartoonish, reflects more the nature and charm of delft than does the slick perfection of contemporary Worcester
porcelains. The sauceboat above is rarer in palette than the usual blue and white or famille rose type of decoration, with a
beautiful tapestry-like central medallion to the interior.
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