Early Nantucket Friendship Shoulder Basket by Jose Formosa Reyes

c.1945

Very rare Nantucket lightship friendship basket shoulder purse by Jose Formosa Reyes. This early form was the prototype of today’s Nantucket purse.
The unusual top is woven with reed and cane the bottom section is woven with oak staves and reed. The braided leather strap is original.

c. 1945

6” x 8 ½” x 7”

$7500

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Very rare Nantucket lightship friendship basket shoulder purse by Jose Formosa Reyes. This early form was the prototype of today’s Nantucket purse.
The unusual top is woven with reed and cane the bottom section is woven with oak staves and reed. The braided leather strap is original.

c. 1945

6” x 8 ½” x 7”

$7500