Four Southern Coin Silver Flatware Items
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first a fork with mark of William H. Ewan (Charleston, SC), period monogram (7.25 in.); a tablespoon with mark of William H. Ewan (Charleston, SC), worn monogram (8.25 in.); and a pair of tablespoons with mark of John Ewan (Charleston, SC), period monogram (8.75 in.).
6.45 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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 points of bowls; some minor nicking and wear to tines of fork.