Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a marrow scoop with scroll back (8.25 in.); a stuffing spoon with mark of Thomas Barker and London (1817) hallmarks, period armorial engraving (11.5 in.); (3) tablespoons, including two in the Hanoverian pattern; (2) master salt spoons; (10) teaspoons (each approximately 4.75 in.); (4) dessert spoons; a set of (4) teaspoons with London (1895) hallmarks and mark of James Wakely and Frank Wheeler; an ornate parcel gilt spoon with mark of Charles Engelhard and London (1882) hallmarks (6.75 in.); a set of six knives with unmarked handles and later blades (8.25 in.); a set of six unmarked teaspoons with bright cut engraving to handles (5 1/8 in.)
24.75 total weighable 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.