Rare and unusual Nantucket basket purse by Jose’ Formoso Reyes. Shape is an oblong octagon and is free woven. Great condition with a desirable patina, central wooden plaque embellished by antique ivory carvings of map of Nantucket Island, sperm whale and miniature sailboat. carved and turned closure, peg and knobs. This is the rarest Jose’ Reyes basket we have seen in a long time, truly a treasure.
Basket Height 5.25 inches, Height base to top of handle 9 inches, Length 9.5 inches, depth 8 inches