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Nantucket Friendship Purse

Auction:
3080B
Lot:
216
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Nantucket Friendship Purse, Jose Formoso Reyes, Nantucket, Massachusetts, c. 1960s, the lid with ebony plaque mounting a whale ivory sperm whale, ebony clasp, braided leather carrying strap, the bottom with Reyes's signature and map of Nantucket Island, (one side of strap detached), ht. 6 1/2, wd. 8 1/4, dp. 6 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Right side of strap is detached, left side of strap is frayed.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Jose Formoso Reyes, Geography of Massachusetts, Geography of the United States, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Sperm whales

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