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 jar has all the indications of being Carpenter's work: An Early Ovoid Form, Raised Rim with Elaborate Shoulder Bands, Open Handles, Ochre Dip Top and Bottom, and "BOSTON" in all Capital Letters not Quite in Alignment. Stands 13" tall.
Excellent Condition. A 2" chip along the top of the rim in the back, and a 1/4" chip on the left side below the handle. That's it! No base 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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