Vintage Nantucket Basket purse by José Formoso Reyes

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Vintage Nantucket Basket purse by José Formoso Reyes (1902-1980). 8-1/2" by 6" oval size on a rare rectangular base. Features a carved Seagull ornament, knobs, latch, and signature formed handle. José made this one without a mold (freehand) and are the most sought after by collectors. Hinges professionally serviced. Light caramel colored patina, great overall condition. Measures 10-1/2" by 6-1/2" by 7-1/2" overall.


We have been dealing in Nantucket Lightship Baskets since we moved to Nantucket in 1967. Over the last 50 years we have sold well over 2000 Lightship baskets! Please contact us for friendly, expert advice. We also offer repair services for your Nantucket Lightship Basket. Broken hinges, missing weavers, replacing carved ornaments are just a few of the repairs we can perform.

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