Milk Pot

John C. Moore American
Retailer Ball, Tompkins and Black American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 705

In 1850, Marshall Lefferts, president of the New York and New England and the New York State telegraph companies, was presented with "a splendid service of plate" to honor his construction of telegraph lines from New York to Boston and Buffalo. It was designed by John C. Moore in the "modern French" style, with floral chasing and rusticated castings. Surmounting the kettle is a figure of Zeus holding lightning bolts—an allegory of electricity.

Milk Pot, John C. Moore (ca. 1802–1874), Silver, American

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