Vintage Nantucket Purse by Bill & Judy Sayle, 1977

Vintage Nantucket Purse by Bill & Judy Sayle, 1977

$2,800.00

Vintage Nantucket Purse by Bill & Judy Sayle, 1977, a fine cane woven basket with rattan staves, swing handle, carved bone peg, handle attachments and scallop shell mounted on mahogany top, signed and dated on bottom. The scrimshaw is no doubt by Charlie Sayle Sr.

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Vintage Nantucket Purse by Bill & Judy Sayle, 1977, a fine cane woven basket with rattan staves, swing handle, carved bone peg, handle attachments and scallop shell mounted on mahogany top, signed and dated on bottom. The scrimshaw is no doubt by Charlie Sayle Sr.

The Sayles are among the best known contemporary Nantucket basket makers. Working since the 1960s, Billy’s father was Charlie Sayle Sr., the preeminent Nantucket folk artist who originated and carved the first basket-top scrimshaw for Jose Reyes

Measures: 6-3/4 in H x 9-1/2 in L

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