about 1835–52
Made by John C. Moore (American, about 1803–1878), Retailed by J. and I. Cox (American, partnership active 1817/18–1852)

Object Place: New York, New York


Overall: 21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

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On View

Waleska Evans James Gallery (Gallery 236)




Silver hollowware

Straight-sided octagonal form on molded base, each corner applied with an engaged Ionic column framing panels flat-chased with similar columns and Gothic arches. Four panels are finely flat-chased with landscapes, on including a bridge, one a farmhouse, and two with castles above water, one the two vacant panels is engraved with scrip initials “SEH”. Above the molded upper rim is a crenellated battlement surrounding the octagonal neck further flat-chased with Gothic arches. The side-hinged and domed cover is similarly flat-chased and has a silver finial. The spout and the sockets for the wooden loop handle are cast in naturalistic bark style.


"SEH" script initials on one side panel


Marked on the bottom "J & I Cox", "M" between a star and an anchor (now identified as the mark of John C. Moore), and "N.Y."


Early history unknown; 1974, purchased by the donors from H. A. Shahda Antiques in Johnstown, New York

Credit Line

Gift of James P. and Cheryl M. Gold