Teakettle and Stand

A work made of silver with copper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver with copper.

Date:

tea kettle, 1877; stand, 1889

Artist:

Design attributed to Edward C. Moore
American, 1827–1891
Tiffany and Company
American, founded 1837
New York

About this artwork

The New York firm Tiffany and Company was founded in the mid-19th century and quickly became world renowned. This teakettle was created for the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris and was most likely designed by Edward C. Moore (American, 1827–1891). Twelve years later, the firm produced the accompanying stand. The kettle and stand harmoniously blend the designs of the Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts movements, both of which were influenced by non-Western design. These works are quintessential representations of international taste during the late 19th century.

On View

American Art, Gallery 176

Artist

Tiffany and Company

Title

Teakettle and Stand

Origin

New York City

Date

1877–1889

Medium

Silver with copper

Inscriptions

mark incised on bottom of kettle: "TIFFANY & CO./5046 MAKERS 9481/STERLING SILVER/-AND-/OTHER-METALS": marked bottom of burner: "TIFFANY & CO/10369 M 7930/STERLING SILVER"

Dimensions

23.9 × 11.9 cm (9 3/8 × 4 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society through the Dorothy J. Vance Fund

Reference Number

1986.407a-e

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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