Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include: an 18th century Meissen teapot and sugar, both having lids with rose finials, both with underglaze blue crossed swords with a dot between the pommels (finials with a chipped petal; teapot rim with chip); a Meissen cup and saucer; an 18th century Carl Theodor Frankenthal teapot painted with landscape scenes (chips to the spout); a Frankenthal reticulated plate (1.75 x 10.75 in.)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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.