17 January 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 15,000
A SILVER TEA CADDY
DESIGNED BY EDWARD C. MOORE, MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1878
Rectangular, on four bamboo feet, with bamboo lower border beneath a flower and leaf band, the hammered body applied with hechima leaves, butterflies and engraved with flowers and Japanese heraldic crests, the two pierced handles with cloud scroll bands and rings, the domed cover engraved with varied heraldic crests and surmounted by a bird and pine branch finial, with gilt interior, marked on base, also marked 3167/6361
7¼ in. long; 20 oz.
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This caddy was photographed by Tiffany & Co. to document its inclusion in the 1878 Paris Exposition (see John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, p. 35).
This tea caddy is parcel gilt silver.
John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, illus. p. 35 (the opposite side is also illustrated in an archival photograph from the 1878 Paris Exposition, same page)