Rare Two-Gallon Misspelled Charlestown, Mass. Jug

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 267

Price Realized: $590.00

($500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Iron-Oxide-Dipped Stoneware Charlestown Jug with Misspelled Maker's Mark, Stamped "CHARLETSOWN", Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, MA, early 19th century, highly-ovoid jug with heavily-tooled spout, the surface decorated with a dipped iron-oxide slip to the shoulder and base areas. Shoulder impressed with the misspelled maker's mark, "CHARLETSOWN", underscored by two impressed crosses. Excellent form and unusual maker's mark variation. A tight spider crack around base. A short in-the-firing line in spout. Two in-the-firing contact marks on reverse, measuring 1 5/8" and 1 7/8".

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