- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2460
- Date / Time :
- June 07, 2009 11:00AM
Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse, Jose Formoso Reyes (1902-1980), Nantucket, Massachusetts, c. 1960, oval woven cane purse with hinged lid centered with a carved ivory island of Nantucket, purportedly done by Charles Sayle, who did the first carving applied to the first covered basket in 1948; the ivory island mounted on an oval walnut plaque, with ivory latch and handle pegs, carved wooden swing handle, the base inscribed "MADE IN NANTUCKET/JOSE FORMOSO REYES," with an outline of the island, (small loss and crack on ivory island), ht. to top of upright handle 10 3/4, dia. 9 3/4 in.