Teapot

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2010.484

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Waleska Evans James Gallery (Gallery 236)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

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.

Inscription

"SEH" script initials on one side panel

Markings

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."

Provenance

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