Lot 1197
Two Chinese Brass Boxes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Includes: one larger brass box with inlaid carved jade hard stone on lid and four sides (2.5 x 5.75 x 4 in.); the smaller box has incised flowers on the lid and four sides; both boxes are lined with wood and date to the 20th century.

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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.

Wear and discoloration in areas on both; chips and losses to jade hard stone on lid of larger box.