Lot 192
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An American Silver and Mixed-Metal "Japanesque" Water Pitcher, Edward C. Moore for Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1878

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
50,000 USD
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Description

  • marked on base and numbered 3859-8723 and 121, neck with French control mark
  • mixed metal
the spot hammered surface and handle applied with twisting Japanese gold vines and tendrils bearing copper leaves and sentoku and mokume gourds, the body also applied with insects including a dragonfly, moths and a grasshopper

Catalogue Note

A smaller water pitcher of this form (height 7 3/4in.) is illustrated in John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, p. 40, and also bears French contol marks.  Loring suggests that the presence of the French control marks may indicate that the smaller pitcher was shown at the 1878 Paris Exposition.  The present lot was also likely shown at the Exposition.
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