Seven Pieces of Southern Coin Silver Flatware
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a set of (4) forks with the mark of Samuel Wilmot (Georgetown and Charleston, SC), period monograms to fiddle & thread handle (7 3/8 in.) (one fork with broken tine); a fork with mark of Thomas Townsend Wilmot (Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA), period monogram to fiddle & thread handle (7.75 in.); a salt spoon with mark of Samuel Wilmot, period script monogram to fiddle handle (3 5/8 in.); and a master butter knife with mark of Samuel Wilmot, no monogram to fiddle & thread handle (7.5 in.).
10.15 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.