Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a pair of bright cut engraved silver sugar tongs with mark of Hester Bateman; a set of four bright cut engraved teaspoons with mark of Hester Bateman and London (1783) hallmarks (5.25 in.) (monograms removed); a teaspoon with partial mark of Hester Bateman; a pair of sugar tongs with mark of Peter, Ann, and William Bateman; and a set of five teaspoons with partial mark of Peter & William Bateman, London (1810) hallmarks (5.25 in.).
6.25 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.