24 January 2014
A TALL HEART-HANDLED LIGHTSHIP BASKET
PROBABLY WILLIAM D. APPLETON (1857-1918), NANTUCKET, DATED 1907
underside dated 1907
15½ in. high, 11 in. diameter
Collection of Jeffrey and Francine Cohen
Sold, Richard A. Bourne Co. Inc., Hyannis, Massachusetts, 31 July 1989, lot 39
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Folk Art: Imaginative Works from American Hands (Alexandria, 1988), p. 164.
David H. Wood, The Lightship Baskets of Nantucket: A Continuing Craft (Nantucket, 1994), p. 57, ill. 42.
As noted in David H. Wood's The Lightship Baskets of Nantucket: A Continuing Craft, this basket formerly bore the card of William D. Appleton (1857-1918).
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