Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(40) pieces in the classic mid-19th century "Olive" pattern, including: (8) forks (7.5 in.); (8) forks (6 7/8 in.); (10) teaspoons (5.75 in.); (8) spoons (5 in.); and (6) tablespoons. Various retailers' marks and period monograms.
51 total troy oz.The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
Many marked for John Polhemus and with 1857 patent date.
Very good estate condition.