Vintage Chin Manasmontri Nantucket Purse with Carved Bone Sperm Whale, Nantucket, 1981

Vintage Chin Manasmontri Nantucket Purse with Carved Bone Sperm Whale, Nantucket, 1981

$1,825.00

Vintage Chin Manasmontri Nantucket Purse, Nantucket, 1981, an oval cane woven covered basket having a scrimshaw carved whale bone sperm whale (possibly antique) mounted on a mahogany top plate.

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Vintage Chin Manasmontri Nantucket Purse with Carved Bone Sperm Whale, Nantucket, 1981, an oval cane woven covered basket having a scrimshaw carved whale bone sperm whale (possibly antique) mounted on a mahogany top plate, and with a shaped swing handle, cane staves and weave, and dark stained pine bottom plate. The basket is signed and dated by etching on the bottom “Chin Manasmontri, Nantucket, 1981.”

The basket is in excellent condition with a warmly darkened patina.

Chin was a well known and respected Nantucket restaurateur and basket makers active in the 1980s and 1990s. The present basket dating from 1981 is from very, very early in his career. Chin is still a welcome sight on island but rarely, if ever, makes baskets today.

Measures: 7-1/4 in H x 9-5/8 in L x 7-3/4 in W

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