Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th or early 20th century, to include a Dr. Franklin's Maxims children's cup, transfer and painted decoration, with a poem on the side reading "Handle your tools without mittens, remember the cat in gloves catches no mice/ Constant dropping wears away stones and littles strokes fell great Oaks;" also to include two ABC plates, cream field with floral motif, transfer and hand painted decoration: the first "An Only Son" reads "Will he who stoops to care - For little sparrows falling down- Despise an infants prayer. And can so kind a Father frown;" the second "The Favourite Rabbits" reads "How joyous at each sunshine hour - I haunted ev'ry green retreat- Of forest, garden, heath, & bower - Their cell to store with clover sweet."
Taller 2.5 x 2.75 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Tight hairline to one plate; crazing; overall age appropriate condition.