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Richard Chaffers & Co. (Maker)

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2The Liverpool delftware potter, Richard Chaffers, entered the porcelain business in 1756 in partnership with Philip Christian and assisted by a renegade potter from Worcester, Robert Podmore, who brought with him the secret recipe for soaprock porcelain.  The partners employed the same premises on Shaw's Brow that had previously been used to make delftware.  Although the factory did no printing itself, a considerable range of Sadler prints are found on Chaffers porcelain, including some that have been coloured over with enamels or combine purely hand painted decoration with printed decoration.  The latter, in particular, indicate that Chaffers is likely to have commissioned the printing from Sadler.  However, in other cases, Sadler presumably purchased porcelain from Chaffers to print on his own account. Chaffers died in 1765 and Philip Christian continued the factory.

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or more abour Philip Christian click here

Hillis, Maurice. 2011. Liverpool porcelain 1756-1804, chapter 5.