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Pitcher (USA), 1865–70

This is a pitcher. It was manufactured by Tiffany & Co.. It is dated 1865–70 and we acquired it in 1926. Its medium is raised, repoussé and chased silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Edward C. Moore, head of the Tiffany & Co. silver department, encouraged the creation of metalwares inspired by Islamic arts and design, which he collected. This Persian-style pitcher reflects Moore’s influence and represents the late nineteenth-century American fascination with Middle and Far Eastern cultures. Its detailed repoussé work, created by hammering the silver out from within, was often found in Tiffany works around this time, though the overall decoration is unusual.

This object was bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

  • Teapot (USA)
  • silver, ivory.
  • Gift of John V. Rowan, Jr. in memory of Winifred D. Shrubsole (Mrs. Eric N.....
  • 1991-63-1

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Jug (England)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of David Schafer.
  • 1986-42-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 19.6 × 21 × 14.6 cm (7 11/16 × 8 1/4 × 5 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on underside of base: "Tiffany and Co. 4706 Makers 9780 Sterling Silver 925-1000 M." (M in Roman letter)

Cite this object as

Pitcher (USA), 1865–70; Manufactured by Tiffany and Co. (United States); raised, repoussé and chased silver; H x W x D: 19.6 × 21 × 14.6 cm (7 11/16 × 8 1/4 × 5 3/4 in.); Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1926-37-238

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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