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 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 with Double Coggle Band, Ochre Dip Top and Bottom, and "BOSTON" in all Capital Letters. Stands 13 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. Some water glass staining near the top inside, two small chips inside the rim (1/8", 1/4"), and three chips at the base (1/8", 1/4", 3/4'). That's it! No outer rim chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A 1/2" chip on the top of the rim by the right handle is in the making and glazed over.
If you like early Boston stoneware, here is an early 19th century piece by Carpenter in Fantastic condition.
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