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Transferware with gilt; the first, dated 1896, marks the coronation of Czar Nicholas II (4.25 in.); the second, dated 1897, celebrates Queen Victoria's sixty years on the throne.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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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 gilt on rims; overall good estate condition.