Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first with mark of Crosby & Brown (Boston, MA) and mark of Vincent Laforme & Brother (Boston, MA), circa 1851-1852, chased floral decoration to body, central cartouche engraved John Martin Strong
(3.25 in.) (denting to handle); the second by an unknown maker, marked Pure Silver Coin
, floral and foliate chasing, shaped sides, acanthus form handle, no monogram or engraving (3.75 in.) (minor scattered dents).
7.1 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.