A Philadelphia Coin Silver Presentation Cup & Cover
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Twice marked for Thomas Whartenby (active 1811-1850), of Classical urn form with double applied handles, a band of beading and Greek key motif applied to rim, the beading repeated on stepped foot, both sides with engraved shield form cartouche within which "A Father's Gift" and "JFW to SWW" are inscribed, the domed cover with urn form finial.
24.05 troy oz.
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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Slight wobble and minor mis-shaping to foot; slight mis-shaping to lip of cover; minor scratching.