Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a soup ladle with mark of Platt & Bro. of New York, NY (active 1843-1862),
period engraving to handle reads "W. A. R. to G. S. K." (5.8 troy oz, 13 in.) (light scratching and minor denting to bowl); the second a cream ladle with mark of John Hatch Chedell of Auburn, NY (active 1827-1850), period scrip monogram (.6 troy oz, 6 in.); a pair of tablespoons with mark of Mott's of New York, NY, with period bright cut engraved monogram (4.65 total troy oz., 8 7/8 in.); and a mustard ladle with mark of Francis A. Bunnell & Co. of Syracuse, NY (active 1866-1874), period monogram "EBG" (.3 troy oz., 5.25 in.).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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.