A Group of Ornate American Coin Silver Flatware
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including a set of (5) teaspoons and (2) dessert spoons in the "Kings" pattern with mark of Benjamin & Samuel Demilt of New York, NY (active 1820-1835) and period "E" monogram; a set of three tablespoons in the "Kings" pattern with mark of Marquand & Co. of New York, NY, each with period "GM" monogram and dated 1809 (8.75 in.); a pair of "Olive" pattern tablespoons with mark of Albert Coles and period engraved "Hill;" a pastry fork by Albert Coles; a set of (8) demitasse spoons with Gorham hallmark; a fiddle & thread fork with period engraving and marked "Chedell"; a game knife by Albert Coles with decorative engraved blade (9 in.) (wear to handle); and (5) assorted butter knives.
32.8 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.
Knives with denting to handles; some denting to bowls of "Kings" pattern teaspoons.