About the Shop
Vintage Nantucket Purse signed by Nancy Chase, 1969 - SOLD
Vintage Nantucket Purse signed by Nancy Chase, 1969, an oval Nantucket covered basket with cane weave and staves, swing handle, carved gulls, peg and ears by Nancy Chase, rosewood top plate, signed on bottom "Nancy Chase, Cobble Court, 1969, Nantucket Island," and also signed near edge "Chris Santos."
Nancy Chase was one of Nantucket's best known and respected scrimshaw artists, beginning her career carving whales in the 1950s for William Coffin Gifts and Jose Reyes Friendship Baskets. While she herself did the scrimshaw, all of the baskets made in her shop were signed by her; this one appears to have been woven by Chris Santos. Nancy passed away in 2016.
7 in H x 9.5 in L x 7.25 in W $3800