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19th century, assorted decoration, one teacup painted en grisaille
with European subject to well.
Diameter: 3.25 in. (largest)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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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 tea cups with hairline cracks; one tea cup with minor chips around the rim; general loss of gilt decoration on interior of cups and rims.