Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The toddy ladle with twisted baleen handle, hallmarks to bowl (14 in.); a silver "Madeira" decanter label with double mark "ID" in serrated punch, possibly American coin silver; a pair of decanter labels - "Rye" and "Scotch," mark of Ellmore Co.; and an Elizabeth II silver "Martini" label with "DJS" sponsor's mark and London (1965) hallmarks.
2.15 total troy oz. (including ladle)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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
One label with chain detached at one end.