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The Original Nantucket Lightship Basket in Gold

In 1977, Glenaan Elliott Robbins designed the first gold Nantucket lightship basket in miniature for the opening of her store on Straight Wharf. Three years later in 1980, she opened her flagship store, The Golden Basket, at 44 Main Street.

Glenaan has designed lidded, round, oval, nesting, flower, picnic and many other uniquely shaped Nantucket baskets. They are designed with meticulous attention to detail. The handles swing and the lids open to reveal a miniature penny inside. The custom scrimshaw on lidded baskets is done by hand with either black or multicolored inks.  

Baskets are handcrafted in platinum, 18k gold, 14k gold, or Sterling silver. 
All designs can be set with precious stones or pearls.

Each one of her original designs is signed and dated.

The Golden Basket established in 1977
"Designer of the first miniature Nantucket lightship basket in gold"