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​Fine 19th C. Nantucket Basket

This is an extraordinary round open swing handle Nantucket Basket, mid-19th C. with shaped half-round handle riveted to a carved ear through a crossed single rim wrap, in mint condition.  The basket has a tight weave and boasts a turned wood base.  And what a wonderful aged patina!  They don't get much better than this!  Measuring 6 1/4" in diameter by 4 1/4" tall (8" to top of handle).