Nantucket Lightship Basket
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
- Date / Time :
- August 15, 2010 10:00AM
Nantucket Lightship Basket, attributed to Charles Ray, c. 1865, deep round basket with carved swing handle, the bottom inscribed "H.B. Sharp," for Hannah B. Sharp, ht. to top of rim 6 1/2 in.
Provenance: From the family of Hannah B. Sharp of Orange Street, Nantucket, to Paul Madden Antiques, then in 1999 to the consignor, accompanied by purchase receipt.
Basket slightly out of round, old make-do repair/re-enforcement on handle with what looks like wrapped linen thread; a few breaks on upright splints near base.