Four "Basket of Flowers" Coin Silver Flatware Items
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a pair of sugar tongs with mark of H. Cheavens, no monogram (7 in.); a pair of sugar tongs with mark of A. Dikeman of New York, NY and Grand Rapids, MI, period "PW" monogram (6 3/8 in.); and a pair of teaspoons with mark of Ezra Whiton of Boston, period monogram (6 in.).
3.95 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Some denting to bowls of teaspoons; else good estate condition.