A beautifully hand crafted wooden basket with 'A Souvenir From Pitcairn Island' to one side plus decoration at top rim and at basket base. The basket is hand carved from Miro Wood harvested on the coral atoll of Henderson Island...the base is box-wood. Condition is superb and the piece measures 9" in length, 7 1/2" in width, and 5 1/2" to top of the handle. This item belonged to the father of the lady we obtained it from and she advised me that her Father travelled by ship from England via Pitcairn to New Zealand in 1935 and he purchased this Souvenir Basket, and the Pair of Chalices we are also listing, during the ships stop-over at the island. Compared to the carved birds and fish these baskets seem considerably harder to find....the only recent priced sale we can find was on an ONLINE SITE in November 2015 for UK POUNDS 295.
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