Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first by Elgin, circa 1894, stem wind and stem set, serial number 5040118, case with scrolled and shield engraving, signed white dial with black enamel Roman numeral hour indicators and subsidiary seconds dial at the 6:00 hour, works signed Elgin Nat'l. Watch Co., case signed C.W.C. Co. / 422016 and curvette so numbered, with markings indicating gold filled (16s, 1 5/8 in. diameter) (bezel and crystal present but detached); the second by American Waltham, circa 1900, stem wind and stem set, case with engine turn work, shield and floral engraving, signed white dial with black enamel Roman numeral hour indicators, subsidiary dial at the 6:00 hour, works signed American Waltham Watch Co., case signed Keystone Watch Case / #60007205 and with mark indicating gold filled, curvette signed Warranted J. Boss / 20 years / 60007201 (6s, 1 5/8 in. diameter).
76.7 total dwt.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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Both running at time of examination; with expected scuffs to gold.