Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a set of five teaspoons with mark of DeForest & Co. of New York, NY (active 1827-1828) and retailed by John C. Marshall of Louisville, KY, with period "B" monogram (6.25 in.); a teaspoon with mark of W. H. Calhoun of Nashville, TN (tear to bowl); a tablespoon with mark of F. H. Clark & Co. of Memphis, with monogram removal (9 in.); a set of (5) teaspoons with mark of George W. Stewart of Lexington, KY, period monogram (5 7/8 in.); a spoon with mark of McLure & Fuselli and period monogram; a pair of teaspoons with mark of retailer Wolf & Durringer of Louisville and maker's mark of Albert Coles of NY, period monogram; and a teaspoon with mark of Thomas Gowdey of Nashville, TN.
8.95 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.