Passamaquoddy herring scale basket

Passamaquoddy
Handmade
Herring Scale Baskets

circa 1960s

—NEVER USED—

A cache of these baskets was recently discovered in storage, having been placed there when new in the 1960s.


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  • Hand-woven by skilled Passamaquoddy craftsmen
  • Sturdy black ash, prepared using traditional methods
  • Bent wood handles
  • Made for the herring pearl essence industry

Each basket is unique — no two are exactly alike.

Read about Scale Basket history

Baskets were paint-encoded for each particular pearl essence factory.
Three Two codings to choose from:

Coding

Pearl Essence Company

Location

Green stripe Mearl Corporation Eastport, ME
FEW LEFT >>
as of 2011 Apr 26
Reddish-brown "A" + stripe Argenta Products Co. Eastport, ME << FEW LEFT
as of 2011 Apr 26
SOLD OUT >> Reddish-brown "MP" Maine Pearl Essence Eastport, ME << SOLD OUT
Note: The coding information provided is to the best of our knowledge.

Stripes go all the way around striped baskets.

The green-striped baskets are available in the largest quantity.

Basket Dimensions


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All net proceeds go to
Save Passamaquoddy Bay

Many practical uses

Buy Now, while they're
still available

Scale basket holding kindling

Use to hold firewood kindling or newspapers.

Scale Basket
green stripe
(Mearl Corporation)
Dimensions
sclbskt-gr-mc
US$150.00
+$24.00 S&H

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Scale basket full of toys

Great for storing toys or other objects.

Scale Basket
reddish-brown "A" and stripe
(Argenta Products)
Dimensions
sclbskt-rbr-ap
US$150.00
+$24.00 S&H
JUST A FEW LEFT (as of 2011 Apr 26)

Scale basket containing towels

Keep washroom towels with a maritime accent, or use the basket for laundry.

Scale Basket
reddish-brown "MP"
(Maine Pearlessence)
SORRY, SOLD OUT

Basket photography contributed by and © 2007 Guisinger Photography.


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