Attrib. Charlestown, MA Bulbous Stoneware Jar with Impressed Hearts and Iron Dip

October 25, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 5

Price Realized: $488.75

($425 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 25, 2014 Auction Catalog

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Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Impressed Hearts and Iron-Oxide Decoration, attributed to Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, MA, circa 1815, skillfully-potted, highly-ovoid jug with ribbed handle and heavy tooling to spout and foot, decorated with a dipped iron-oxide decoration to the upper portion and base. Shoulder impressed with three overlapping hearts, presumably denoting three gallons. Wonderful form. Some in-the-firing contact marks to surface, typical of stoneware from this period. Approximately 4" thin diagonal crack at base, continuing approximately 3 1/2" onto underside. Faint 1 1/2" Y-shaped line to reverse. 1 1/2" chip to underside at edge. An additional small chip to underside at edge, probably in-the-firing.

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