VERY RARE EARLY to MID-19TH CENTURY L. WILLARD & SONS BALLARDVALE, MASSACHUSETTS (VILLAGE of ANDOVER, MA) AME RI CAN ANTIQUE NEW ENGLAND PRIMITIVE 2 GALLON, GREEN GLAZE STAMPED, SALT-GLAZED, PUTTY WHITE STONEWARE CERAMIC JUG, FEATURING WHEEL-THROWN BODY, SLAB CLAY CONSTRUCTED HANDLE & WIRE CUT BASEPLATE, with UNUSUAL GREEN SLIP DECORATIVE GLAZE on STAMPED MAKER’S MARK. [The Andover, MA historic mill village Ballardvale, MA is on the National Register of Historic Places]. Early to mid 19th century Ame ri can antique New England primitive decorated stoneware jugs & crocks. 14 ½” Height x 8 ½” Diameter. Only a few shallow, horizontal surface abrasions (that occur principally in the salt glaze) mar this otherwise very well preserved and very rare, green slip glazed stamped maker’s mark, 2-gallon stoneware ceramic jug from the tiny 19th century Andover, Massachusetts early mill village of Ballardvale, MA, located on the Shawsheen River. This is an extraordinary find, not solely because of the rarity of where it was produced but also for the very unusual green slip glaze used to highlight and decorate the upper front sidewall maker’s mark on the stoneware jug. It’s stamped’L. 2′ and is a 2-gallon jug. It’s putty white base glaze has now substantially mellowed and has overtones of yellow ochre wash. Ballardvale, MA is a small, early 19th century mill village located within historic Andover, MA. The stamped maker’s mark is deeply and firmly impressed into the stoneware clay. The jug is without noticeable fractures, loss or flea-bites. A rare and incredibly well-preserved early New England primitive artifact. Very Good to Excellent overall antique condition. The item “RARE 19TH C L WILLARD & SONS BALLARDVALE MA 2 GAL GREEN GLZ STMPD STONEWARE JUG” is in sale since Saturday, March 20, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.