Seven Southern Coin Silver Forks
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a set of (5) forks with mark of Hayden Brothers & Co., dated 1853, period bright-cut engraved monogram "LEL" to underside of fiddle handle (7 7/8 in.); one fiddle & thread fork with mark of Hayden Brothers & Co., dated 1853, period bright cut engraved monogram "B;" and one fork with mark of Gregg & Hayden, fiddle pattern, no monogram (6.5 in.).
12.35 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Some wear to tines.