Coming to you from Doc's Crocks, is this early 1 Gallon Ovoid Lidded 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, Incised Banding at the Rim, Shoulder, and Base, Ochre Dip Top and Bottom, and "BOSTON" in all Capital Letters. Stands 11" tall. Comes with what seems to be the original lid.
Excellent Condition. Two adjacent 1/4" chips on the rim. That's it! No inner rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Two stone pings in the making. The lid has chips on the knob and a faint 1 1/2" hairline from the edge toward the knob.
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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