Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(17) pieces including a set of six coin silver forks marked for Ball, Black & Co. of New York, NY, with ribbon motif (7 5/8 in.); a set of five coin silver forks marked for J. B. McFadden & Son of Pittsburg, PA, with floral motif (7.25 in.); a set of four sterling silver forks marked for Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia, PA, with twist handles and engraved decoration (7 1/8 in.); and a sterling silver serving spade with mark of Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia (8 5/8 in.). Various monograms.
26.3 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Good estate condition.