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Late 18th or early 19th century, finely hand-painted porcelain with grisaille decoration and touches of gilt, several featuring European figural scenes, includes two tea cups, four saucers of various sizes, a teapot saucer, a teapot, and a tea caddy with cover.
5 1/8 in. (tallest)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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
One saucer with rim chips; one tea cup with a tight hairline; slight chip to spout of teapot and tight hairline on handle; rubbing and loss to gilt on rims.