Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1856-1900

GUSN

GUSN-51167

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

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
rattan
wood (plant material)
Basket
Basket

Maker

Attributed to James, Thomas (Basket maker)

Location of Origin

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Dimensions

4 3/8 (H), 11 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harding Greene

Accession Number

1986.1019

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Nantucket Island (Nantucket county, Massachusetts) [island]