Nantucket Lightship Basket

Tear Sheet


c. 1860-1890

Oak staves, rim and handle with cherry bottom

Ht. 4 ½”, Diam. 6 ½”

Inscribed on the underside “May H. Congdon/ from/ Aunt Mary’s house/ Nantucket/ Mass”


Provenance: Christie’s, January 2008, lot 425; Private Texas Collection

Literature: Carpenter and Carpenter, The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket (1987), p. 191, fig. 180.