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    TIFFANY & COMPANY
    An Important and Unique Bronze Table, designed by Edward C. Moore, circa 1875
    Stamped under top: Tiffany & Co, 0304 Makers 5248, M
    33-1/4 inches (84.5 cm) high

    This Japanesque table was designed by Edward C. Moore around 1875, very probably as an exhibition piece for Tiffany & Company's display at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876. It is, to my knowledge, the largest known work by Edward C. Moore and bears all the signature design elements of his early Japanesque style of the first years of the 1870s before he turned to mixed metals in preparation for the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1878, where his Japanesque silver won the grand prize. (Moore was Tiffany & Co.'s head designer from circa 1853 until 1891, and one of the greatest decorative artists in American history.)

    - John Loring


    LITERATURE:
    John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, New York, 2001, pp. 20-73


    Condition Report*: Overall in very good condition, minor surface wear and scratches throughout as commensurate with age.   
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    4th Thursday
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