Coming to you from Doc's Crocks, is this early 2 Gallon Ovoid Jar marked "BOSTON."
This beauty is readily attributed to Frederick Carpenter who worked in Charlestown from 1804-1827 and made pieces marked "Boston" for that market. The "BOSTON" in all capital letters and the ochre dip which he started using in 1804 indicate Carpenter's work (New research by Pete Schriber refining older research by William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 48-49).
This jug has all the indications of being Carpenter's work: An Early Ovoid Form, Reeded Spout, Tooled Shoulder, Ochre Dip Top and Bottom, and "BOSTON" in all Capital Letters not Quite in Alignment. Stands 14" tall.
Very Good Condition. Two 1/2" glaze chip near the middle, a 2" surface firing line on the left side, and two chips on the footer (closeup). No spout chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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