Lot 3110
Two American Coin Silver Card Cases
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first marked for Albert Coles of New York, NY (active 1835-1875), shaped form with floral and foliate decoration and engraved Ella (3 5/8 x 2.5 in.); the second marked for Thomas Whartenby & Co. (Philadelphia, PA) (active 1847-1851), rectangular form, scenic engraved vignette to front, the verso with period script monogram, engine turned decoration, silver chain (3.5 x 2.5 in.).

3.4 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.

Minor denting and light scratching.