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Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse

Auction:
2460
Lot:
114
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2460
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 07, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Keywords

Nantucket, Jose Formoso Reyes, Massachusetts, Charles Sayle, Formoso, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Massachusetts

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