Condition: Overall very good condition, rods, and stiches intact
Additional Information: According to J.F. Breazeale author of The Pima and His
Basket, (Published by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society in 1923) this
pattern was sometimes called a swing or ladder design for lack of a better term.
A stylish little basket in best white paint, double rim and
double base securing tapered staves…tiny, clinched nails. Inscribed on the bottom, in
pencil, is a note “From Grandfather” [to: illegible] “1902”
Harris was considered one of the most talented basket makers, his work often
compared with Shaker baskets; he may have studied with the Shakers. His work was
also inspired by New England and Taconic Bushwhacker traditions. His distinctive
tradition is the double bottom constructed with two sets of crossed splints resembling a
sunflower. Fine original condition, outstanding paint and patina.
(Height: 5"; height at handle: 6"; diameter: 11.75")
Ash splint, very old blue paint over old patina; paint is guaranteed to be right. Very good
condition commensurate with age, rim-wraps are fine…30 ribs.
(Height at handle: 4"; height: 2.5"; width: 5.5"; depth: 4.25")
A good rectangular basket with double wrapped rim; carved and notched ash handles. The band and dot decoration done in blue, yellow and red. Fine original condition. (Height: 5.5 inches; Width: 14.5 inches; Depth: 11.25 inches.)
As depicted, in very good condition, with carved handles and in a soft gray-blue paint with dry patina.
Dimensions: 16.5-inch height to larger basket's handle, 11.75-inch height to smaller basket's handle.
Baskets are constructed of oak ribs and rims and have matching turned bottoms with
tapering edges and concentric circles; oak bentwood handles are shaped and pivot on
brass ears…good color. (Generally, very good, few rim-wrap imperfections and losses
to largest basket which can be easily and inexpensively restored by one of Nantucket’s
expert basket makers. (Large to small: h-9", dia-13"; h-8.5", dia-11.25";
h-7.5"; dia-9.25"; h-6.75"; dia-8.25"; h-6.25"; dia-7"; h-5.5"; dia-6.25")
Finely made, pushed-up bottom egg and/or berry gathering basket; a fine example of the basket makers craft. Double wrapped projecting “D” shaped rim; carved and notched ears, ash swing handle. Fine condition; height: 5.25”, add 4” for handle; diameter is approximately 7”.
Additional Information: Classic open/round traditional form with hinged bentwood
handle attached to carved ears joined to central stave ribs. The two piece rim
[interior/exterior] is laced together with rattan and affixed tiny square escutcheon pins;
closing the circumference gap is rattan laid flat; turned wood bottom; interior and
exterior bottom disks joined by wood peg.
The dusty interior is lined with green taffeta and features a nifty segmented trapunto thimble-cozy. This workbasket remains in excellent condition including rim and corners.
(Dimensions: 3.5" H, 8" W, 7" D.)
This small nineteenth century rectangular storage basket with shoulder remains in fine original condition and has a very good patina…thirteen of the wefts are stained; alternating red and green with three splits having traces of bluing. (Base 4.5 X 3.25 inches; basket rim 2.25 X 4 5/16 inches; the lid conforms to base size and sits down on shoulder; height 4-inches.)
Round top with double wrap tapering before swelling to the bulbous body then again tapering inward to the round base with pushed-up bottom. Scattered imperfections and missing handles...a wonderful form.
This small basket in wonderful surface remains in generally excellent condition with only the loss of one small piece of splint. (Height: 6 inches; width: 6.75 inches; depth: 3.75 inches)
763-2 - SOLD
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