A Pair of Coin Silver Master Salts with Associated Spoons
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The spoons retailed by E. J. Daumont & Co. of Lexington, KY (active 1867-1871), with shell form bowls, no monograms (4 in.); the salts with mark of Charters, Cann & Dunn of New York, NY (active 1848-1854), with period script monogram "MH" (1.75 x 2 5/8 in. diameter) (one bowl slightly pressed down on foot).
3.4 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.