Vintage Nantucket Basket Purse by José Formoso Reyes

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Vintage Nantucket basket purse by José Formoso Reyes (1902-1980) dated 1975. Made from a 8" by 6" oval mold and measures 10" wide overall. One of two baskets purchased in 1975 and includes a copy of the original receipt and photograph of Mr. Reyes holding basket. Features a carved Sperm whale ornament, knobs, peg, and signature formed handle. Excellent condition with a light patina.

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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