Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, to include a "Cats-eye" mug with blue and brown glazing on a cream field; also to include a smaller mug with banded and dot decoration, blue, yellow, and black glazing on a cream field; both mugs unmarked.
Taller 4.75 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Hairline and chip to rim on taller mug; chip and hairlines to smaller mug.