7″ “Cocktail size” Nantucket Basket Purse by Stephen Gibbs c. 1960 – SOLD

7″ oval Nantucket friendship basket with carved plaque and two seagulls.

In very good condition with overall nutty patina, clear branded signature, and penned date of 1960 on exterior base.

Height 5 inches, Width 7 inches, Depth 5.5 inches

Stephen Gibbs (1896 – 1974) and his wife Loretta operated a basket shop for 20 years on Nantucket Island where they made and sold lightship baskets. The shop was located at the rear of his brother-in-law’s house on Madaket Road.  Prior to his basket work Stephen Gibbs was an accomplished woodworker and builder on Nantucket, giving him the knowledge to make all of the components for his baskets.

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Description

7″ oval Nantucket friendship basket with carved plaque and two seagulls.

In very good condition with overall nutty patina, clear branded signature, and penned date of 1960 on exterior base.

Height 5 inches, Width 7 inches, Depth 5.5 inches

SOLD