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Nantucket Basket Purse

Auction:
2349
Lot:
353
Sold for:
$3,290$2,800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Nantucket Basket Purse, made by Jose Formoso Reyes, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1973, oval form with a carved ivory shell motif affixed to the lid, ivory latch and handle pegs, securing swing handle, the base inscribed "MADE IN NANTUCKET JOSE FORMOSO REYES 1973", ht. with handle down 7, dia. 10 1/2 in.

Note: Jose Reyes (1902-1980) was the first Nantucket basketmaker to make a woman's purse, around 1948.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Nantucket, Jose Formoso Reyes, Massachusetts, Jose Reyes, Basket weaving, Formoso, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States lightship Nantucket

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