A Group of MD Coin Silver Flatware
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a rare circa 1800 pair of sugar tongs with punch of Joseph Phillippe of Baltimore (active 1796-1802, 1819-1823), with period script monogram (6.25 in.); two tablespoons with differing marks of Samuel Kirk; a pair of tablespoons with mark of Jacob Walter (active circa 1815); a pair of tablespoons with mark of Andrew Ellicott Warner; three dessert spoons with mark of Samuel Kirk; one dessert spoon with mark of George D. Clark; and a pair of teaspoons with mark of Canfield & Bro.
16.35 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Most with fine period monograms.
Good estate condition - light scratching.