Georgian Silver Master Salts and Spoons
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a pair of salts with London (1764) hallmarks and "IM" sponsor's mark, period scrip monograms, raised on hoof feet (2.75 in. diameter) (one with tight fissure to base and depressed legs, both with minute tear to rim); one salt with London (1753) hallmark and "TB" sponsor's mark, bright cut engraved monogram to side, period monogram to base, raised on three hoof feet (one leg pressed in); and a pair of master salt spoons with London (1801) hallmarks and no monograms (4 in.).
4.55 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.