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Lot 179: Four New England Indian Baskets

Estimate: $200 – $300

Rectangular, birch bark basket, with hoop handle wrapped in cane, “gift of the Naturalist John Burroughs to Dallas L. Sharp Hingham”, 12″ h (to top of handle); Round birch bark, in original green with leather handle, for gathering berries, 7 1/2″ h; Round birch bark, rope handle, “gift of John Burroughs to Prof. Sharp”, 6 3/4″ h; Penobscot, Maine wall basket, made with twists on front and top, light purple paint over many other coats, “ex. The Theodore Lincoln House, Demingsville, Me, acquired from Randall Lincoln of Hingham, Ma by JPR”, (ex. the John P. Richardson collection).

Four New England Indian baskets