Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a set of five fiddle & thread forks with retailer's mark of A. B. Warden of Philadelphia, illegible maker's mark and period monogram (7.5 in.); a set of three dessert spoons with mark of R. & W. Wilson of Philadelphia, period monograms (7 3/8 in.); a set of five spoons with mark of R. & W. Wilson and period monogram (7.5 in.); a pair of teaspoons with mark of Guy Loomis of Erie and period monogram (5.25 in.); a fiddle & thread teaspoon with mark of Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia and period monogram (6 in.); and a pair of 18th century teaspoons with period monogram and "M&R" touchmark att. McFee & Reeder (5.5 in.) (wear to bowls).
18.8 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.