Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a pair of Kings pattern tablespoons with mark of Benjamin & Samuel Demilt of New York, NY (active 1820-1835); (4) tablespoons, a berry spoon, sugar shell, and pastry fork with mark of James Watts of Philadelphia, PA, each engraved "Julia;" a serving spade with mark of C. A. W. Crosby of Boston, MA; a mustard ladle with shell form bowl marked for G. E. Richardson; a set of (8) fruit knives with silver blades and mark of Albert Cole (8 in.) (denting to handles); (7) assorted butter knives; (6) assorted forks; (3) assorted spoons.
47.5 total troy oz. (including knives)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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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 - with exception of some knife handles with have denting.