Description : An Early American Stoneware Jar or Crock, 1-Gallon capacity, attributed Frederick Carpenter (for Barnabas Edmands), Charlestown, Massachusetts, c. Wheel-thrown, highly-Ovoid form with tooled shoulder, flared collar with integrated inner ledge for a lid and applied open loop handles. Dip-decorated with an attractive, brownish ochre/iron oxide glaze with similar interior. Impressed on the upper shoulder: CHARLESTOWN with a capacity designation G (1-Gallon) below.
This is the work of Frederick Carpenter, active in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston from 1812 until his death in 1827. Carpenter would later use symbols to designate capacity (hearts, tassels, stars, etc); for example: 1 Heart = 1-Gallon, 2 Hearts = 2-Gallons, and so on. See Bill Ketchums American Stoneware , pp. 48-49 for further information on the maker.Condition : Very Good overall with tremendous form, character and Folk Art appeal. Rim with moderate utilitarian wear, including dings, chips and rubs. Base with wear and soiling.
No cracks, repaired damage or restoration work. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for descriptive accuracy. See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description. Desirable 1-Gallon capacity; measures approximately 10-3/8H x 8W overall with a base diameter of 4-7/8. The inner and outer rim diameters are 5-1/8 and 6, respectively.Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware Frederick Carpenter 1G Ovoid Jar Crock, Charlestown MA c. 1820" is in sale since Friday, December 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
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