Continental Group of Silver
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include a pair of vintage .830 silver handled sandwich tongs; a Continental stuffing spoon marked Burmeister; a pair of Chinese export silver ice tongs with mark of Hung Chong of Canton and Shanghai (active circa 1860-1930) (7.25 in.); a pair of Austrian ice tongs, stamped 13; a sterling and enamel spoon (losses to enamel); and a teaspoon stamped "GGM" and with key.
6.15 total weighable 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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 with signs of use; wear and minor denting.