Two Federal Period Southern Coin Silver Teaspoons
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first with the mark of Henry White (Fredericksburg, VA), circa 1790-1817, period monogram (5 3/8 in.) (minor wear to bowl, wear to monogram); the second with the mark of Nathaniel Vernon (Charleston, SC) (active 1806-1808), period monogram (5 1/8 in.) (some denting to bowl).
.75 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.