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Roland Folger Graduated Lightship Baskets

Permanent Collection Accession #992a Graduated Lightship Baskets

Maker:

Attributed to Roland Folger

Dimensions:

6 ½” x 8 ½”, 5 ¼” x 7 ½”, 4 ¼ “ x 6 ½”

Description

Permanent Collection Accession #992b Graduated Lightship Baskets

Three open round graduated lightship baskets. Each basket is woven with cane and white oak staves, handles and ears, with the bases turned from pine. All three interior bases are stenciled with black ink reading; “ R. Folger/Maker/Nantucket Mass”.

Attributed to Roland Folger. Most likely these baskets were part of a nest, as typical nineteenth century Nantucket lightship basket nests consisted of seven baskets.

c. 1870-1880

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