Lot 3087
Twenty-Three American Coin Silver Spoons, circa 1800
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including four with coffin end handles, four with decorative engraving to handles, two dessert spoons with obliterated marks, and two tablespoons (including one with feather edge); and most with period bright cut engraved monograms; marks include "Davis & Brown," "J. Burne," "M. Gorham," "S. Coleman," "I. E. Gibbs," and others.

The teaspoons each approximately 5.5 - 5.75 in.; the tablespoons

13.6 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.

Several with minor denting to bowls; light scratching; the feather edge tablespoon with exceptionally worn bowl.