Lot 1225
A Group of Japanese Kutani Porcelain Items
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Includes a plate, a vase, a bottle vase, and a small handled mug; all decorated in the Kutani palette of iron red and black with applied gilt, with hand-painted designs of male figures and flowers, all signed on underside.

Diameter 8.5 in. (plate)

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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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

Two rim chips to mug.