Two New York Coin Silver Cups, Mark of Wood & Hughes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first marked "Wood & Hughes," octagonal form with concave waist, hand-chased floral and scroll decoration, period engraved "A. P. Leak" (4.65 troy oz., 3 7/8 in.) (scattered denting); the second marked "W&H" over "900/1000," cylindrical form with hand-chased floral and foliate cartouche, no engraving (5.8 troy oz., 4 1/8 in.) (some scratching to open cartouche, minor dings to rim and base).
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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.