Vintage Nantucket Cocktail Purse by Stephen Gibbs, circa 1960

Vintage Nantucket Cocktail Purse by Stephen Gibbs, circa 1960

$7,400.00

Vintage Nantucket Cocktail Purse by Stephen Gibbs, circa 1960, an oval covered Nantucket basket having a scrimshaw top engraved with an American ship, an oak bottom, cane weaves , oak staves,  shaped wooden swing handle  attached to turned bone ears, a turned bone peg and clasp, stamped S. Gibbs, Maker, Nantucket, Mass.

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Vintage Nantucket Cocktail Purse by Stephen Gibbs, circa 1960, an oval covered Nantucket basket having a scrimshaw top engraved with an American ship, an oak bottom, cane weaves , oak staves,  shaped wooden swing handle  attached to turned bone ears, a turned bone peg and clasp, stamped S. Gibbs, Maker, Nantucket, Mass.

A prime example of a Gibbs basket, in the scarce and most desirable “cocktail” size. The basket remains in excellent color and condition.

Stephen Gibbs (Nantucket: 1896 – 1974) 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.

4-7/8 in H x 7-1/2 in L x 6 in W

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