The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum (NLBM) and Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) are hosting the NLBM annual summer fundraiser, Baskets & Bubbly, with an online auction that continues through 9pm this Sunday, July 25.
The auction, chaired by Karen Butler and Jackie Kupper, includes more than 30 one-of-a-kind lightship baskets and basket-related items. There’s an historic José Fomoso Reyes Friendship Basket, an exquisite Mini by Nap Plank, a lovely 6-inch lightship basket by Kathleen Myers with Birdseye maple base, oak staves, maple rim & handle adorned with scrimshaw by LeeAnn Papale, a beautiful classic 5-inch oval with ebony ears by Karol Lindquist, a 16-inch round tray by Manny Dias, and many more.
This virtual auction also offers exquisitely handcrafted items, such as a Michael Kane woven bracelet with scrimshaw, an original oil by G.S. Hill of hydrangeas in a lightship basket, ceramic George Davis half-baskets. There’s even certificate for a private weaving class so you can make your own heirlooms.
To bid, click on the home page Baskets & Bubbly link at nha.org.