Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including two Sèvres porcelain soup plates with early back stamp, finely painted with birds in a foliate setting, the rims festooned with cobalt and raised gilt wreaths (1.5 x 9.75 in.); two pot de crème with faux Sèvres mark; and a covered soup with a Samson mark.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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
The covered soup has an interior rim defect.