Perhaps the smallest piece of American stoneware of the period known, this early 19th c. miniature jug measures just 3 & 1/4 inches high. It bears an incised triple band around the shoulder, and is marked "Charlestown", with several incised decorative stamps;---- a heart, a triangle, and two shield shaped devices.
Probably made as a love token or whimsy, the manual dexterity required to throw such a tiny yet perfectly proportioned jug is impressive; certainly the product of a master potter's hand. Possibly made by Frederick Carpenter, who ran the pottery in Charlestown, Massachusetts for Barnabas Edmands from 1812 to 1827.
Condition: In the rough, completely as found and unrestored. Applied handle is missing, V shaped crack along the shoulder, a tiny chip or two. Would benefit from professional conservation/restoration.
Provenance: This piece is a new discovery that came directly from an estate, and has never before been in the hands of an antique dealer or auction of any kind. This is the first time that it has ever been offered for sale.
Price: SOLD... Thank you!
Packing, shipping, and insurance are free for this item within the Continental U.S.
Accepted payment methods: U.S. Postal money order, or Personal check, (takes seven business days to clear). Sorry, no credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, or electronic payments.
Contact info: Bob Grabosky.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 167, Foxboro, MA. 02035-0167