Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a ladle marked for Richard Clayton of Cincinatti, OH (active 1834-1859), with period engraving "E. R. Whetstone" (9.25 in.); a ladle marked for John Foulk Robinson of Wilmington, DE (active 1842-1867), period monogram "LRC" (8.5 in.); a cream ladle with mark of Curtiss, Sandee, & Stiles of Woodbury, CT (active 1831-1835), period monogram "OSL" (6 3/8 in.); a mustard ladle with mark of G. Spence of Newark, NJ and period engraving "Giles" to handle (5.25 in.); a pair of master salt spoons with basket of flowers to handles and mark of J. Parker and with period engraved monogram "MH" (3 7/8 in.); a master salt with basket of flowers to handle and mark of Jared L. Moore of New York, NY (active 1823-1845), period monogram "JRC" (3 7/8 in.); a master salt with shell form bowl and mark of Zahm & Jackson of Lancaster, PA (active circa 1845-1873), period monogram; a master salt with pseudo hallmarks and period monogram; and a fiddle and thread master salt with period monogram and no mark.
6.85 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.