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Davis Hall Nantucket South Shoal Lightship Basket, circa 1870s

$2,449

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A wonderful and quite rare and hard to find Nantucket Lightship basket by Davis Hall, (1828-1906). Hall's baskets are prized by collectors of lightship baskets worldwide. This basket is made with his traditional swing handle and rounded lollipop connecting two ends. Hall cultivated his basket-making skill on the South shoal lightship after the American Civil War. Signed with remnants of the original "Made By Davis Hall" sticker on the underside of the base. Examples of his work can be found in the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Would be a fantastic addition to any collection of Nantucket baskets. Dimensions: 9.5" high (to top of handle), 8" diameter.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Diameter: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1870-1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In good vintage condition with natural wear consistent with age and use. The cane that supports the wood base needs some light repair and cleaning (please see photos). Gorgeous and rare overall.
  • Seller Location
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2254318869242

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Studio City, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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