Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(8) pieces including: a pair of "Olive" pattern butter knives with mark of James Emmons Spear (1817-1871), period monogram (7 in.); a tablespoon with shell back and mark of James Eyland & Co. (active 1820-1827), period monogram (8.75 in.); a fiddle pattern teaspoon with mark of James Emmons Spear, period monogram (5 7/8 in.); a youth fork with mark of James Emmons Spear, period monogram (5.75 in.); and a pair of "Kings" pattern dessert spoons with mark of Matthew Miller and pseudo hallmarks, period monogram (6.75 in.).
7.4 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Good estate condition.