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"CHARLESTOWN" Stoneware Jar

Auction:
2509
Lot:
812
Sold for:
$593$500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

"CHARLESTOWN" Stoneware Jar, Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1812-c. 1827, ovoid vessel with reeded neck, applied open lug handles attached at the top, the top and bottom dipped in ochre stain, the shoulder impressed "CHARLESTOWN" under an impressed eagle, (base chips), ht. 14 in.

Literature: See The Magazine Antiques, June 1972, an article "New light on Boston stoneware and Frederick Carpenter," by Lura Woodside Watkins, author of Early New England Potters and their Wares, pp. 1052-57. Watkins identifies Frederick Carpenter as the maker of this and other "Charlestown" marked pottery.
Estimate $300-500

Several base edge chips, tiny to one 1 in. long, two 1/2 in. losses from firing.

Keywords

Charlestown, Frederick Carpenter, Lura Woodside Watkins, Carpenter, Massachusetts, Charles River, Charlestown, Boston, Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Pottery, Stoneware

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