Grouping of five (5) contemporary signed Nantucket lightship baskets. 1st item: Oval shaped lidded pocketbook or lightship basket with wooden base, loop and peg closure, and carved whale decoration to the lid. Incised signature to underside, "Vic Reed 3/1/92 Nantucket Ma" along with an inscribed image of what appears to be a person seated in a row boat. Including handle – 11 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W x 7 3/4" D. Late 20th century. 2nd-5th items: Four (4) nesting baskets of round form with wooden bases. Handles have metal hinges. Signed in pencil on bases A.H. Nelson, possibly Arthur H. Nelson, author of the book HOW TO MAKE A NEST OF SEVEN NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKETS, self published in 1996. Ranging in size from 5 1/8" H x 4" dia. to 10 1/4" H x 9 1/2" dia. (H includes handles). Late 20th or early 21st century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: All items overall good condition.
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