Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, a coupe form center bowl, hand-painted interior and exterior, with gilt metal dragon handles and acanthus socle (losses to exterior gilt decoration) (10.25 x 14 in.); a reticulated oval gilt metal server with clear cut glass liner, engraving dated 1913 (some interior base wear to the gilt metal) (5.5 x 15 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.