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Maker(s):Carpenter, Frederick (attributed to)
Culture:American (1771–1827)
Title:jug
Date Made:1793-1810
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: salt-glazed stoneware; iron brown slip
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Charlestown
Measurements:Overall: 16 3/4 in x 11 in; 42.5 cm x 27.9 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2015.36.2
Credit Line:Anonymous bequest
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
After the closure of William Parker’s stoneware pottery there is scant evidence of stoneware production in Boston until Jonathan Fenton and Frederick Carpenter opened their manufactory in 1793. Fenton produced stoneware in the Germanic model (gray with cobalt blue decoration) and Carpenter in the English fashion (gray stoneware with brown iron slip). Their partnership lasted until 1796 and then they made stoneware independently. Ovoid-shaped salt-glazed stoneware with narrow spout, bulbous sides, and tapered small, round base, thrown jug has four rings around the neck, below the spout is impressed "CHARLESTOWN" and below there are three impressed segmented crosses, which stand for three gallons, brown colored or iron slipped stoneware with an darker areas of brown on the side of the jug. Taped modern paper label with ink inscription attached to jug reads: "Charlestown/Mass./Philip Drinker/ 1795-1840/EAM/Drinker/1795-1840/ EEM?"

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