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The cruet stand with mark of Robert Palmer and London (1764) hallmarks, raised on four cast shell feet, with applied asymmetrical cartouche with worn armorial engraving (8.25 x 7.75 in. diameter); with five assembled cut glass and silver mounted bottles, both Victorian and Georgian hallmarks.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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Two silver collars with splits; one bottle with detached handle; all caps tightly affixed to bottles; one cap with hole to center.