5” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with a Boyer stamp.
Made with oak staves, handle with attached brass ears, in excellent condition. Remnants of original paper label sits on the interior base.
Made by Sherwin Porter Boyer (1907-1964).
Sherwin Boyer was one of the first generation of Nantucket basket
makers in the “purse” period, starting in the late 1940s and working
up until his death in 1964. A contemporary to Jose Reyes, Boyer is
regarded as one of the best basket makers of the period