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 1800-1812 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 Ochre Dip Top and Bottom, and "BOSTON" in all Capital Letters. Stands 13 1/2" tall.
Very Good Condition. Small chips inside the rim (1/8" to 1/2"), three small 1/8" nibbles outside the rim, a 1" chip on the body toward the base with a faint hairline below it to the base and under 2" (closeup), some scattered surface-only lines, and chips around the base (1/2" or less). No stains or restoration.
If you like early Boston stoneware, here is an early 19th century piece by Carpenter!
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