Round Nantucket Basket (SOLD)

We attribute this Lightship basket to Captain Thomas S. James who served as Captain aboard the New South Shoal in 1872. There remains two pencil marks on the bottom of this basket, a precision mark left by the maker before the basket was begun that showed him where to place the middle stave an important factor that would later perfectly center the handle.

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