Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first with rubbed 18th century London hallmarks, pear form with shaped lip and stepped foot (4.5 in.) (minor denting); the second with "WJ" sponsor's mark and London (1801) hallmarks, pricked dot and wiggle work decoration in the Neoclassical style, worn monogram below spout (3.75 in.) (visible seams, handle possibly re-attached); the third an unmarked creamer with three trefid feet and hand-chased Rococo style decoration, assembled in three parts (3.75 in.) (small repaired tear to handle attachment).
7.6 total 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.