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Vintage Steven Gibbs Nantucket Basket

Price: $4,200.00

 

Vintage Steven Gibbs Nantucket Basket. Vintage Nantucket Purse by Steven Gibbs, circa 1960, an oval covered basket having a walnut top and bottom, cane weaves , oak staves,  shaped wooden swing handle  attached to turned ivory ears, a carved  ivory sperm whale carved by Charlie Sayles mounted on the lid, an antique whale bone bodkin as peg for the ivory clasp, stamped S. Gibbs, Nantucket, Mass.  A prime example of a Gibbs basket, 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. 

7 in H x 9 1/4 in L x 6 3/4 in W

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