Unusual CHARLESTOWN (Boston) Iron-Dipped Stoneware Jug with Incised Line Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 4

Price Realized: $345.00

($300 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Unusual Iron-Dipped Stoneware Jug with Incised Line Decoration and Impressed "G", Stamped "CHARLESTOWN," Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, MA, circa 1815, approximately one-gallon ovoid jug with footed base, reeded neck, and heavy incised line decoration flanking an incised wavy line and the impressed letter "G" (possibly a Masonic reference). Top and bottom half and jug dipped in a reddish-brown iron slip decoration. Professional restoration to spout. Some typical firing flaws. Two shallow base chips and a few minor base nicks.

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