Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Both by unknown makers, mid-19th century; the first of cylindrical form with slight taper and fruited vine decoration and engraved "E.B.C. / from / F.C.C. / 1866" (4 1/8 in.) (minor denting); the second of pear form with flared rim, with chased floral and foliate and engraved "A token / of Friendship / to / Mr. & Mrs. Kaiser" (4.25 in.) (dent to rim).
8.5 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.