Scarce Stoneware Jar with Impressed Fish, attrib. Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, Mass.

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 178

Price Realized: $720.00

($600 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Three-Gallon Cobalt-and-Iron-Decorated Stoneware Jar with Impressed Fish Motif, Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, MA, early 19th century, ovoid jar with heavily-tooled shoulder, open loop handles, and tall collar with semi-squared rim, decorated with an impressed and cobalt-highlighted design of a fish. Iron-oxide coating to interior with additional traces of iron-oxide to rim and tops of handles. Lighter dipped iron-oxide decoration to base. Rim chips. A 2 1/4" x approx. 3/4" surface flake near base on front. Minor scattered exfoliation above. Some typical in-the-firing flaws to surface, including a 3/4" in-the-firing surface flake to midsection below left handle. Two base chips. Light exfoliation to underside. H 13".

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