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Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse

Auction:
2618B
Lot:
248
Sold for:
$2,400$2,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 28, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse, Jose Formoso Reyes, 1970, the top centering an oval mahogany panel centered with an applied carved ivory sperm whale, the interior with a similar plaque with applied blank oblong ivory name plaque, with ivory hasp and toggle closure, carved hardwood swing handle fastened with ivory knobs, the base signed by the maker with an outline of the island, and dated "1970," ht. to top of upright handle 10 1/2, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 7 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Jose Formoso Reyes, Ivory, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Sperm whale

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