Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first marked for Tift & Whiting of North Attleboro, MA (active circa 1840-1853), period engraving "Adela Gertrude Sedgebeer / June 11 1848" (2.8 troy oz., 3 in.) (slight depression to base of handle); the second with mark of Lincoln & Foss of Boston (active circa 1850), period engraving reads "W. C. B. to E. L. B. / Oct. 21st 1853 / Miriam Apthorp Bond / Dec. 12 1901" (4 troy oz., 3 3/8 in.) (good estate condition); and the third marked for Low, Ball & Co. of Boston (active 1835-1841), with hand-chased floral cartouche surrounding a period inscription reading "MLW / from / S. H. J. (3.2 troy oz., 4 in.) (minor light scratching).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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.