Nantucket lightship basket purse in excellent condition. The purse measures 7" x 10" and 6 1/2" high, or 13" high including the bent wood handle.
The former owner purchased this in Nantucket between 1988 and 1990. It has been displayed, but has never been used. There is a faux-ivory plaque with a faux-scrimshaw sailing ship and lighthouse (no whales were harmed!), and the same faux-ivory material is used in the toggle pin closure.
There were papers inside. One with information on the history of Nantucket purses and the original price tag. I do not know if the name "Mary Rands or Rames? is the maker or other.
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