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1986.1019 (RS221266)

Description

Round open basket with turned wooden base (with concentric turning circles visible) and rattan/cane weavers, a so-called "Nantucket Lightship" basket. The rim hoops are pinned in place and secured with a double lashing of cane. Donor's history indicates that the basket was woven by Captain Thomas James on the South Shoal Lightship, which first anchored off Nantucket in 1856.

Details

Maker
Attributed to James, Thomas (Basket maker)
Date
1856-1900
Location of origin
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Material
rattan
wood (plant material)
Object type
Containers
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Nantucket Island (Nantucket county, Massachusetts) [island]
Descriptive terms
Basket
baskets (containers)
rattan
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4 3/8 (H), 11 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.1019
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harding Greene
GUSN
51167

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