Authentic Kennebunkport Lobster Basket this enchanting Lobsterman's Wire Basket was once filled with our delicious friends from the sea. Now we fill ours with giant seashells or Glass Fishing Floats for an authentic rustic New England decor item.
Although there are visible signs of wear and rust that come with age, overall, this lovely Authentic Kennebunkport Lobster Basket has survived the test of time and remains in good condition, expect patina and structure to reflect this items age, as pictured. If you have additional questions please ask for photos or video call to inspect the item.
This splendid basket is still able to be used for practical storage as well as be appreciated as a rare and unique decorative object. It is sure to spark conversation.
A featured item from our Kennebunkport Collection. One-of-a-kind unique items sourced from the Kennebunk’s in southern Coastal Maine. Bring an authentic piece of nautical or coastal history into your home.
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DIMENSIONS: 12.5” H x 12" Diameter
ORIGIN: Kennebunkport, Maine
FACTS & HISTORY: Records from early settlers recount tales of abundant lobster in Maine waters. While always available to those who called Maine home, lobster was not originally a popular dish. In fact, it was something that poor and working class people usually ate.
But all that changed in the 1900s. The Rockefellers built a summer home on Mt. Desert Island where they often hosted elite guest from New York society. It’s rumored that a dish meant for the servants was actually served to these upper-class guests and they loved it.
Demand increased for Maine Lobster. The Maine Lobster fishery started to flourish – and it’s been growing ever since.