Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a set of six teaspoons with eagle crests, mark of George Smith III & William Fearn (3.1 troy oz., 5.25 in.); a set of four teaspoons with period engraved monogram and obliterated marks (1.4 troy oz., 4 5/8 in.); a teaspoon with mark of George Gray and London (1792) hallmark, period script monogram (.3 troy oz., 4.75 in.) (tear to bowl); and a spoon with mark of Thomas Whipham, London (1796) hallmarks (1 troy oz., 6.75 in.).
4.2 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.