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Vintage Nantucket Purse by Steven Gibbs, circa 1950s.
Vintage Gibbs Nantucket Basket. Vintage Nantucket Purse by Steven Gibbs, circa 1950s, an oval covered basket having an ebony top and probably walnut bottom, cane weaves, oak staves, braided leather handle attached to whale ivory ears, a carved whale ivory gull attributed to Aletha Macy mounted on the lid, and a whale ivory clasp and peg, inscribed on the bottom S. Gibbs, Maker, Nantucket, Mass. A very desirable diminutive Gibbs basket, almost a “cocktail basket” in size, in excellent color and condition. Stevie Gibbs was one of the first generation of baskets makers in the post-lightship “purse period, following closely behind Jose Reyes. He is regarded as the finest of the early makers and one of the best makers ever.
6 1/4 in H x 7 3/4 in L x 6 in W