Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a pair of provincial silver tablespoons with mark of Carden Terry of Cork, each engraved with a galleon ship to handle (3.85 total troy oz, 9 in.); a pair of sugar tongs with Dublin hallmarks, acorn form bowls, period engraved monogram to inside of arms, feather edge engraving (1.9 troy oz., 6 in.); and a teaspoon with mark possibly of William Ward of Dublin, period monogram (.75 troy oz., 5 7/8 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.