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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A FINE PATINATED COPPER AND SILVER TEA CADDY

    DESIGNED BY EDWARD C. MOORE, MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1877

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    A FINE PATINATED COPPER AND SILVER TEA CADDY
    DESIGNED BY EDWARD C. MOORE, MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1877
    Ginger-jar form, the surface applied with silver seaweed and fish, the neck of silver, the cover inlaid with silver netting, the interior gilt, with silver inner cap, marked under base, also marked 5246/94
    4 7/8 in. high; 8 oz. 10 dwt. gross weight


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    Edward C. Moore drew inspiration from the works of Katsushika Hokusai's Manga for his designs in the Japanesque taste. He purchased several copies of the work, two of which remain today in the Tiffany Archives. This applied fish appears on other Tiffany silver, including a flask illustrated in John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, illus. p. 45.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PERSONAL COLLECTION OF AMERICAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER


    Literature

    John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, p. 26, illus. p. 27.