Coming to you from Doc's Crocks, is this early 2 Gallon Ovoid Jug marked "BOSTON."
This beauty is readily attributed to Frederick Carpenter who worked in Charlestown, Massachusetts 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 jar has all the indications of being Carpenter's work: An Early Ovoid Form, Reeded Spout, Ochre Dip Top and Bottom, and "BOSTON" in all Capital Letters. Stands 15 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. A narrow 1/2" chip on the front, and some staining in the back. That's it! No spout or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. Some kiln touches in the making as shown.
If you like early Boston stoneware, here is an early 19th century piece by Carpenter in fantastic condition. We should all look so good when we are 200 years old! (keep eating that brocolli!)
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