Lot 3169
Four George III Silver Tablespoons, including Hester Bateman
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first with mark of Hester Bateman, London (1787), handsome bright-cut engraving and period monogram "TSY" (8 5/8 in.); the second with mark of Hester Bateman, London (1789), period monogram to handle, the third with mark of Charles Hougham, London (1786), engraved decoration to handle and chased floral spray to bowl (8.75 in.); the fourth with mark of Richard Turner, London (1809), period monogram (8.75 in.) (wear to bowl).

8 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.