Fish and Sea Urchin Art Basket

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Product Description for Fish and Sea Urchin Art Basket

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84548
Item weight: 17.60 oz.
Size: 10 1/2 in. x 12 1/2 in.
Description: This art basket is a collaboration between basket artist Mary Alice Sterling and netsuke artist Tom Sterling. The result of their combined skills is exceptional.
The basket is woven from polychromed reed and has a turned wenge rim and base. The basket is woven in the Sterlings' signature "sea urchin" style. The lid decorations were formed from a naturally shed Whidbey Island blacktail deer antler. The fish was meticulously sculpted from naturally shed moose antler. They eyes are formed from double inlaid boxwood and desert ironwood. This technique clearly shows Tom's experience as a netsuke artist. The eyes have a vivid, lifelike appearance. The fish is suspended from a spit formed from an ocean spray branch. Details on the lid are formed from boxwood and desert ironwood. The basket measures 10 1/2 inches in diameter and measures approximately 12 1/2 inches in height. Exceptional work throughout.

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