Coming to you from Doc's Crocks, is this early 3 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 jar has all the indications of being Carpenter's work: An Early Ovoid Form, Raised Rim with Reeding at the Top and Elaborate Shoulder Bands, Open Handles, Ochre Dip Top and Bottom, and "BOSTON" in all Capital Letters not Quite in Alignment. Stands 15 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. Chipping on the inner rim where a lid would sit, two adjacent chips inside the top rim (1 1/4", 5/8"), a 1/2" chip on the back center, and four chips around the base (1/4" to 1/2"). No outer rim chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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!
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