Lot 3103
Three American Coin Silver Cups
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first unmarked and with period engraving "Howard / Feb. 3d / 1860" (5.1 troy oz., 4.75 in.); the second marked "1 D" and with period engraving "Shirley" to central cartouche with floral and scrollwork surround, engine turned decoration to body (4.35 troy oz., 3.5 in.) (repair to handle attachment at base, minor denting); the third marked "Coin 11" and with period engraving "Sophia A. Duxbury" within a shield form cartouche, engine turned decoration to body (3.3 troy oz., 3.25 in.) (minor scattered denting and scratching, handle pushed in at 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.