Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first a stuffing spoon with "WJ" sponsor's mark and London (1828) hallmarks, period armorial engraving of a horse head to handle (12 in.); the second a sugar sifter with mark of Samuel Godbehere, Edward Wigan, and James Bult, London (1804) hallmarks, period bright-cut engraved monogram (7 in.); a sauce ladle with mark of Christian Ker Reid and Newcastle hallmarks, no date letter, no monogram (7.75 in.); and a pair of sugar tongs with bright-cut engraved monogram and unidentified marks (5.25 in.).
7.6 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.