Lot 1219
A Group of Old Imari Porcelain Tableware
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Includes two serving dishes, one oval, one shaped like a boat; a lidded tea caddy with cover; and a small pitcher; all hand painted in iron red, cobalt blue, and with gilt decoration.

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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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

Wear to the edges and some surfaces; loss to gilt on rims; repair to handle of pitcher; two hairline cracks to lid on tea caddy.