Rare Early Massachusetts Stoneware Jug c. 1812

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Rare Early Massachusetts Stoneware Jug c. 1812

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SIZE
14 1/4 inches tall

DESCRIPTION
Interesting and rare historic ovoid. Pieces stamped  "Charleston"  were made by Frederick Carpenter in a factory built near the Charleston MA prison by Barnabus Edmands. Very early in American stoneware dating 1812-27. This one probably dates in the earliest part of this range based on the complex spout and reddish brown glaze (18th century features); later ones were more typical gray glaze. Carpenter used various stamped motifs (ie., hearts, eagles, stars, and other things) to indicate capacity. Two hearts on this jug designate 2 gallons. This is a wonderful and important example from the first period of  American Stoneware manufacture.

CONDITION
Minor shallow spalls probably occurred in manufacture. All in all quite excellent Condition.

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