Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a pair of 18th century silver sugar nips with partial sponsor's mark and period "E*T" monogram (4 5/8 in.); a pair of bright cut engraved sugar tongs with London hallmarks; a pair of bright cut engraved sugar tongs with London (1793) hallmarks and partial sponsor's mark, period monogram; a pair of cut work sugar tongs with "WC" sponsor's mark; and a pair of sugar tongs with London (1809) hallmarks and unidentified sponsor's mark, period bright cut engraved monogram.
5.3 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.