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Picture of bold letter wording "collecting inspiration. Edward C. Moore at Tiffany and co" with drawing of a copper fish coming up for water and a dragon fly landing on plants.
Exhibition

Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.

Through October 20
Free with Museum admission
Cup, Edward C. Moore  American, Silver and silver-gilt, American
Edward C. Moore
1853
Pitcher, Tiffany, Young & Ellis  American, Silver
Tiffany, Young & Ellis
John C. Moore and Son
ca. 1853
Portrait of Edward C. Moore, Howard Russell Butler  American, Oil on canvas
Howard Russell Butler
ca. 1885-91
The Bryant Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver and gold, American
Multiple artists/makers
1876
Pitcher and Goblets, Tiffany & Co., Silver, silver gilt
Tiffany & Co.
1859
Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, silver-gilt, and glass or stone, American
Tiffany & Co.
1869
Sugar Bowl, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1862–1863
Mustard Pot, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, gold, patinated copper-gold alloy, patinated copper-platinum-iron alloy, and niello, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1879
Cup and saucer, Tiffany & Co., Silver, patinated copper,  patinated copper-platinum-iron alloy, and gold, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1881
Goelet Cup, Tiffany & Co., Silver and silver gilt, American
Tiffany & Co.
1888
Goelet Cup, Schooner Prize, Tiffany & Co., Silver and silver gilt, American
Multiple artists/makers
1884
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1882-89
Tea and Coffee Set, Tiffany & Co., Silver, silver gilt, and ivory, American
Tiffany & Co.
1853–1861
Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic carinated dish fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass striped mosaic bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic carinated dish fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic carinated dish fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass striped mosaic bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic carinated bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass short-strip mosaic bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass network mosaic fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass striped mosaic bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass mosaic bowl fragment, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE–early 1st century CE
Glass ribbed bowl, Glass, Roman
Roman
mid-1st century CE
Glass ribbed bottle, Glass, Roman
Roman
1st century CE
Glass double head-shaped flask, Glass, Roman
Roman
3rd century CE
Glass amphoriskos (perfume flask), Glass, Roman, Syrian
Roman, Syrian
1st century CE
Glass bottle shaped like a date, Glass, Roman
Roman
mid-1st–early 2nd century CE
Glass mosaic bottle, Glass, Roman
Roman
1st half of 1st century CE
Glass perfume bottle, Glass, Roman
Roman
1st century CE
Glass perfume bottle, Glass, Roman
Roman
1st century CE
Glass mosaic bowl, Glass, Greek, probably Eastern Mediterranean
Greek, probably Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–mid-1st century BCE
Glass mosaic jar, Glass, Greek, probably Eastern Mediterranean
Greek, probably Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–early 1st century BCE
Glass mosaic pyxis with lid, Glass, Roman
Roman
1st half of 1st century CE
Glass mosaic bowl, Glass, Greek or Roman
Greek or Roman
2nd–1st century BCE
Glass oinochoe (perfume jug), Glass, Eastern Mediterranean or Italian
Eastern Mediterranean or Italian
late 4th–early 3rd century BCE
Glass aryballos (perfume bottle), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
late 6th–5th century BCE
Glass alabastron (perfume bottle), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
2nd–mid 1st Century BCE
Glass alabastron (perfume bottle), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
late 6th–5th century BCE
Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
late 6th–5th century BCE
Glass garland bowl, Glass, Roman
Roman
late 1st century BCE
Glass lentoid bottle, Glass, Roman
Roman
ca. 3rd century CE
Glass jug, Glass, Roman
Roman
4th century CE
Glass flask, Glass, Roman
Roman
4th century CE
Glass cinerary urn with lid, Glass, Roman
Roman
mid-1st century CE
Glass jar, Glass, Roman, Syrian
Roman, Syrian
4th century CE
Glass jug with trefoil rim, Glass, Roman
Roman
4th–5th century CE
Glass jug with trefoil rim, Glass, Roman
Roman
4th–5th century CE
Glass jug, Glass, Roman, Syrian
Roman, Syrian
4th–6th century CE
Glass jug, Glass, Roman
Roman
4th century CE
Glass bowl, Glass, Roman
Roman
3rd century CE
Glass jug, Glass, Roman
Roman
mid-1st century CE
La Basilica di San Marco in Venezia illustrata nella storia e nell'arte da scrittori veneziani : [volume 3], Camillo Boito
Camillo Boito
Ferdinando Ongania
1881
Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), Göttingen Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic
Göttingen Painter
ca. 500 BCE
Jug, Terracotta, Italic-Native, South Italian (Daunian)
Italic-Native, South Italian (Daunian)
1st half of 6th century BCE
Terracotta neck-amphora (jar), Terracotta, Greek, Attic
Greek, Attic
ca. 510 BCE
Terracotta hydria (water jar), Amykos Painter, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
Amykos Painter
ca. 420–400 BCE
Terracotta calyx-krater (mixing bowl), Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Gnathian
Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Gnathian
ca. 350–300 BCE
Claret Jug (one of a pair), Tiffany, Young & Ellis  American, Silver, American
Tiffany, Young & Ellis
John C. Moore and Son
1853
Situla, Glass, enameled and gilt, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
early 16th century
Vase, Glass, "cold-painted," gilded and engraved, Austrian, Innsbruck
Austrian, Innsbruck
ca. 1570–1590
Wineglass, Glass, blown with applied decoration, Italian, Venice (Murano) or façon de Venise possibly Dutch
Italian, Venice (Murano) or façon de Venise possibly Dutch
17th century
Plateau, Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
16th century
Tankard, Glass, pewter, probably German
probably German
1716
Drinking bottle (Porrón), Glass, Spanish
Spanish
18th century
Bumper glass, Glass, German
German
late 17th century
Bottle, Glass; pewter, German
German
18th century
Vase, Glass, Italian, possibly Venice (Murano)
Italian, possibly Venice (Murano)
18th–19th century
Beaker, Glass, probably German
probably German
19th century
Beaker, Glass, possibly Dutch, Amsterdam
possibly Dutch, Amsterdam
first quarter 17th century
Vase, Glass, Spanish, Almería or Granada
Spanish, Almería or Granada
17th–18th century
Bottle, Chalcedony and aventurine glass, blown with gilded bronze mount and stopper, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
17th–18th century
Cup, Glass, Italian, possibly Venice (Murano)
Italian, possibly Venice (Murano)
18th–19th century
Bowl, Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
possibly 16th century or later
Basket, Glass, Dutch
Dutch
first half 18th century
Bowl, Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)
Italian, Venice (Murano)
17th century
Swan Centerpiece, Tiffany & Co., Silver and silver gilt, American
Tiffany & Co.
1874
Tea and Coffee Set, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, niello, and ivory, American
Tiffany & Co.
1876
Tea Set, Tiffany & Co., Silver, silver gilt, and ivory, American
Tiffany & Co.
1866-67
Dish, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, niello, and gold, American
Tiffany & Co.
1875–76
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver and copper, American
Tiffany & Co.
1875
Tea and Coffee Set, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1879
Two cups and saucers from the Mackay Service, Tiffany & Co., Silver-gilt and enamel, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Ice Cream Dish from Mackay Service, Tiffany & Co., Silver, silver gilt, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Candlestick, Tiffany & Co., Iron, silver, gold, and copper, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Candlestick, Tiffany & Co., Iron, silver, gold, and copper, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1875–1885
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1877–85
Love Cup, Tiffany & Co., Silver and silver gilt, American
Tiffany & Co.
1888
Presentation Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1888
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1874–75
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1882
Smith and Wesson .38 Caliber Safety Third Model Double-Action Revolver, serial no. 83097, with Case, Smith & Wesson  American, Steel, silver, enamel, nickel, wood, leather, copper alloy, gold, American, Springfield, Massachusetts and New York
Smith & Wesson
Tiffany & Co.
1892–93
Smith and Wesson .32 Caliber Single-Action Revolver, serial no. 94421, Smith & Wesson  American, Steel, silver, niello, nickel, American, Springfield, Massachusetts and New York
Smith & Wesson
Tiffany & Co.
1892–93
Smith and Wesson .44 Double-Action Revolver for George Jay Gould (1864–1923), serial no. 23402, with Case and Cleaning Brush, Smith & Wesson  American, Steel, silver, ivory, wood, paper, textile, leather, gold, copper alloy, iron, silver substitute, fiber, American, Springfield, Massachusetts and New York
Smith & Wesson
Tiffany & Co.
1888–89
Love Cup, Tiffany & Co., Silver, enamel, and silver gilt, American
Tiffany & Co.
1889
Desk Set, Tiffany & Co., Silver and enamel, American
Tiffany & Co.
1891–1902
Candlestick, Tiffany & Co., Silver and niello, American
Tiffany & Co.
1889
Tray Stand, Brass; hammered, turned, and chased, inlaid with silver, copper, and black compound
mid-14th century (after 1342)
Candlestick Base with Interlacing Dragons, Brass; inlaid with silver and copper
early to mid-13th century
Ewer with Inscription, Horsemen, and Vegetal Decoration, `Umar ibn al-Hajji Jaldak, Brass; inlaid with silver and black compound
`Umar ibn al-Hajji Jaldak
dated 623 AH/1226 CE
Tray, Brass; inlaid with silver and black compound
1250–1300
Mortar and Pestle made for Abu Bakr 'Ali Malikzad al-Tabrizi, Bronze; inlaid with silver and black compound
late 12th–early 13th century
Tray, Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver (bidri ware)
second half 18th–19th century
Engraved Lamp Stand with a Cylindrical Body, Brass; cast, engraved, and inlaid with black compound
probably late 16th or early 17th century
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription, Brass; cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound
early 16th century
Inscribed Pen Box, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver, gold, and black compound
made in early–late 14th century; altered shortly before mid-15th century
Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab), Pasteboard; painted and lacquered
19th century
Textile Fragments, Silk and metal-wrapped thread; lampas
probably late 17th–18th century
Coptic Panels, Wood; inlaid with bone, Egyptian (Fatimid, Coptic)
Egyptian (Fatimid, Coptic)
10th–12th century
Architecture arabe : ou, Monuments du Kaire, mesurés et dessinés, de 1818 à 1826, Pascal Coste  French
Pascal Coste
Firmin Didot Freres
1839
Collection of specimens and illustrations of the textile manufactures of India. Second series : Kincobs, Nos. 401 to 458, John Forbes Watson  Scottish
Multiple artists/makers
1873–80
Flintlock Gun, Iron, wood (likely mahogany), silver, brass, ivory, Sri Lankan
Sri Lankan
17th–18th century
Tripod Candlestick, Brass; inlaid with silver, gold, and black compound
1250–1300
Helmet with Talismanic Inscriptions, Steel; damascened with gold
18th–early 19th century
Dagger (<i>Qama</i>) with Sheath and Utility Knife, Steel, ivory (walrus), silver, gold, niello, copper, wood (likely mahogany), leather, sharkskin, Caucasian, probably Tbilisi, Georgia
Caucasian, probably Tbilisi, Georgia
dated A.H. 1273 /1856–57 CE and 1861
Plate with Vegetal Decoration in a Seven-pointed Star, Stonepaste; polychrome-painted under transparent glaze
ca. 1655–80
Plate, Stonepaste; polychrome-painted under transparent glaze
third quarter 16th century
Dish, Tin-glazed and luster-painted earthenware, Spanish, Valencia
Spanish, Valencia
ca. 1500
Star-Shaped Tile, Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque white glaze
dated 663 AH/1265 CE
Footed Bowl with Eagle Emblem, Glass; dip-molded, blown, enameled, and gilded
mid-13th century
Mosque Lamp, Glass; blown, enameled, and gilded
14th century
Turban Ornament, Silver sheet; gilded, applied with filigree, inlaid with turquoise
19th century
Turban Ornament, Silver sheet; gilded, applied with filigree, inlaid with enamel and colored glass/pearls
19th century
Girdle Clasp, Silver sheet; applied with filigree, granulation, inlaid with enamel
19th century
Girdle Clasp, Silver sheet; gilt, repoussé, patterned wire, and granulation; inlaid with silicae, coral and turquoise beads filigreed, granulation
19th century
Girdle Clasp, Silver sheet; gilt, filigree, wire and granulation over silvered copper alloy
19th century
Napkin or Hand Towel, Linen, silk; plain weave, embroidered
18th century
Cover, Cotton; embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped thread
19th century
Rosewater Sprinkler, Glass; mold-blown, tooled
probably 19th century
Swan-Neck Bottle (Ashkdan), Glass; mold-blown, tooled
probably 19th century
Vase, Glass; mold-blown, tooled
probably 19th century
Rosewater Sprinkler, Glass; blown
late 18th–19th century
Rosewater Sprinkler, Glass; blown
late 18th–19th century
Bottle, Glass; mold-blown, tooled
probably 19th century
Figure of a Mouse in Deep Blue Glass, Glass; mold-blown with applied decoration
probably 19th century
Ewer, Glass; mold-blown with applied decoration
probably 19th century
Jar, Stonepaste; polychrome-painted under transparent glaze
14th century
Vase in the Form of a Double Gourd, Stonepaste; painted under transparent glaze
second half of the 17th century
Bottle, Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque blue glaze, with silver fitting
late 17th century
Bottle, Stonepaste; luster-painted on yellow glaze ground with cobalt blue glaze
late 17th century
Ceramic Mosque Lamp, Ibn al-Ghaibi al-Tabrizi, Stonepaste; polychrome-painted under transparent glaze
Ibn al-Ghaibi al-Tabrizi
15th century
Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, brass, and silver-copper-gold alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
1877
Tea and Coffee Set, Tiffany & Co., Silver, silver gilt, and ivory, American
Tiffany & Co.
1870-75
Necklace, Tiffany & Co., Yellow, green, and pink gold, American
Tiffany & Co.
1875–80
Necklace, Tiffany & Co., Gold, American
Tiffany & Co.
1873–1878
Teapot, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1872–1873
Pair of vases, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, gold, brass, and gold-copper-silver alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1878
Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1877
Teapot, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, gold, ivory, and jade, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878–80
Tray, Tiffany & Co., Silver, gold, copper, and iron, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, silver-zinc alloy, copper-gold alloy, copper-silver alloy with gold traces, gold-silver-copper alloy, and gold-silver alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Tea and Coffee Set, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, brass, copper-gold-silver alloys, silver-gilt, and ivory, American
Tiffany & Co.
1877–1878
Conglomerate Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, etched iron, copper, fire-gilded copper, gold-copper-silver alloys, and niello, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Selection of Flatware from a Sixty-Two-Piece Service, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, brass, gold, silver gilt, other alloys
Tiffany & Co.
1880-83
Tray, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, brass, gold-copper alloy, and copper-platinum-iron alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
1879–80
Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, brass, and silver-copper-zinc alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1880
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, brass, gold-silver alloy, and copper-gold alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878
Smith and Wesson .38 Caliber Double-Action Revolver, serial no. 70002, Smith & Wesson  American, Steel, nickel, silver, American, Springfield, Massachusetts and New York
Smith & Wesson
Tiffany & Co.
1882–83
Smith and Wesson .32 Caliber Single-Action Revolver, serial no. 17156, Smith & Wesson  American, Steel, silver, copper-platinum-iron alloy, nickel, American, Springfield, Massachusetts and New York
Smith & Wesson
Tiffany & Co.
1881–1902
Creamer and Sugar Bowl, Tiffany & Co., Silver and silver gilt, American
Tiffany & Co.
1883
Pitcher, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
Charles Osborne
ca. 1880
Tea Caddy, Tiffany & Co., Silver, ivory, copper, and other metals, American
Tiffany & Co.
1880
Cigarette Case, Tiffany & Co., Gold, silver, brass, patinated copper, gold-copper alloy, silver-copper alloy, and patinated copper-platinum-iron alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1889
Match Case, Tiffany & Co., Gold, silver, brass, patinated copper, gold-copper alloy, silver-copper alloy, and patinated copper-platinum-iron alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1889
Chocolate Pot, Tiffany & Co., Silver, patinated copper, gold, and ivory, American
Tiffany & Co.
Charles Osborne
1879
Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, gold, and silver-copper-zinc alloy, American
Tiffany & Co.
1879
Tray, Tiffany & Co., Silver, gold, copper, and platinum, American
Tiffany & Co.
1879–1880
Tea Caddy, Tiffany & Co., Silver and silver gilt, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1882
Jardinière, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, gold, American
Tiffany & Co.
1879
Morgan Cup, Tiffany & Co., Silver and ivory, American
Tiffany & Co.
1887
Candelabrum, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1890
Teapot, Tiffany & Co., Silver, jade, and boxwood, American
Tiffany & Co.
1881
Coffeepot, Tiffany & Co., Silver, silver gilt, and tagua nut, American
Tiffany & Co.
1878–1885
Pair of Candelabra, Tiffany & Co., Silver, copper, gold, brass, and copper-platinum alloy with traces of iron, American
Tiffany & Co.
1879–1880
Pair of Candelabra, Tiffany & Co., Silver, American
Tiffany & Co.
1884
Chestnut Burr, Porcelain (Hirado ware), Japan
Japan
early 19th century
Crab on a Lotus Leaf, Ivory body, patinated copper disk with mixed-metal and gilded details, Japan
Japan
early 19th century
Mythical Chimera (Kirin) Standing on a Seal, Ivory, Japan
Japan
second half 18th century–first half 19th century
String of Mushrooms, Ivory, Japan
Japan
first half 19th century
Pea Pods, Okatomo  Japanese, Ivory, Japan
Okatomo
late 18th century
Rabbit, Ōhara Mitsuhiro  Japanese, Ivory, Japan
Ōhara Mitsuhiro
mid-19th century
Boar and Grasses, Wood, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Frog, Wood, Japan
Japan
18th century
Noh Mask: Ō-Tobide, Lacquered wood, gold, Japan
Japan
late 18th–early 19th century
Two Mythical Creatures (Tengu) Carrying a Parcel, Ivory, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Inrō with Wisteria Trellis, Inrō: five cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cutout gold foil application on gold lacquer ground; ojime: goldstone (glass) bead; netsuke: three wise monkeys; carved wood with red lacquer, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Inrō with Stylized Flower Patterns in Interconnected Roundels, Inrō: four cases; lacquered wood with gold, silver, yellow, and red togidashimaki-e, mother-of-pearl inlay on black lacquer ground; ojime: malachite bead; netsuke: openwork (ryūsa); ivory, Japan
Japan
18th century
Inrō with Ducks on Swirls, Tōyō  Japanese, Inrō: four cases; gold, silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, gold foil application, mother-of-pearl inlay on red lacquer ground; ojime: fire agate bead; netsuke: Kappa; carved wood, Japan
Tōyō
second half 19th century
Inrō with Dragon in Cartouche on Arabesque Foliage (Karakusa) Background, Inrō: four cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, on black lacquer ground; metal cord runners; ojime: fire agate bead; netsuke: rabbit in a boat; carved wood, Japan
Japan
18th century
Inrō with Dragon among Clouds and Waves, Inrō: four cases; lacquered wood, gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cutout gold foil application, tortoiseshell inlay on black lacquer ground; metal cord runners; ojime: carved ivory; netsuke: turtles; carved ivory, Japan
Japan
17th–18th century
Inrō with Shells and Seaweeds amid Rocks and Waves, Inrō: four cases; lacquered wood, gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cutout gold foil application, silver inlay on gold ground; metal cord runners; ojime: copper with mixed-metal inlay and gilded details; netsuke: carved ivory, Japan
Japan
17th–18th century
Inrō with Lotus and Crab (obverse); Lotus and Tadpole (reverse), Inrō: four cases; wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, lead, mixed-metal inlay; ojime: tadpoles in a stream; copper alloy with mixed-metal inlays; netsuke: turtle in a lotus leaf; carved ivory with gilded copper, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Inrō in the Shape of a Leather Tobacco Case (Tabakoire) with Flowering Plum, Matsuda Sukenaga  Japanese, Inrō: carved wood with lacquer imitating leather; gilded metal clasp; ojime: patinated metal bead; netsuke: Chinese boy (karako) with mask on shishi lion; carved wood, Japan
Matsuda Sukenaga
mid-19th century
Metal Inrō with Flower Medallions

, Inrō: four cases; mokume-gane (wood grain) mixed-metal laminate with gold and silver hiramaki-e; ojime: cloisonné bead with shippō pattern; netsuke: kagamibuta-type with chrysanthemums and butterfly; various metals, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Basketry Inrō, Inrō: single case; bamboo, rattan; ojime: marbled ceramic bead; netsuke: lacquer box with mandarin ducks; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Tortoiseshell and Basketry Inrō, Inrō: single case; tortoiseshell under rattan “net” covered with lacquer (urushi); ojime: flower petals, brushwood; patinated copper with mixed-metal inlays; netsuke: turtle; carved wood, Japan
Japan
17th century
Inrō with Butterflies and Pampas Grass, Inrō: three cases; lacquered wood with cherry bark, gold and silver hiramaki-e, gold and silver foil application; ojime: semiprecious stone bead; netsuke: Chinese boy (karako) with covered brazier; carved wood with red lacquer, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Sake Bottle (Tokkuri), Porcelain with overglaze enamel, gold and silver hiramaki-e (Kyoto ware), Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Tea Caddy (Natsume), Stoneware with polychrome overglaze enamels and gold, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections, Owen Jones  British
Owen Jones
S. & T. Gilbert
1867
The ornamental arts of Japan, George Ashdown Audsley  British, Scottish
George Ashdown Audsley
Charles Scribner's Sons
1883
[Japanese textiles]
1920s
Brush Holder (Fude-zutsu), Cast iron with relief inlay in silver, gold and shibuichi, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Kimono (Shijira), Extended plain-weave silk, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Buddhist Altar Cloth (Uchishiki), Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning, Japan
Japan
first half 19th century
Fragment, Twill-weave silk with brocading in silk and supplementary weft patterning in silk (karaori), Japan
Japan
18th century
Waterpot (Suichū), Stoneware with polychrome overglazes (Awata ware), Japan
Japan
ca. 1850–60s
Sake Bottle (Tokkuri), Porcelain with underglaze iron brown and blue (Kutani ware), Japan
Japan
first half 19th century
Incense Box (Kōgō) in the Shape of a Plum Blossom, Porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamels and overglaze gold (Kutani ware), Japan
Japan
first half 19th century
Tea Caddy (Chaire), Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration (perhaps Kyoto ware); ivory lid, Japan
Japan
first half 19th century
Freshwater Jar (Mizusashi), Ogata Ihachi  Japanese, Stoneware with polychrome underglazes (Kyoto ware); wood with black lacquer lid, Japan
Ogata Ihachi
first half 18th century
Teabowl (Chawan), Ogata Kenzan  Japanese, Stoneware with black glaze and inlaid white slip (Kyoto ware), Japan
Ogata Kenzan
second half 18th century
Teabowl (Chawan), Stoneware with iron-oxide glaze (Seto ware), Japan
Japan
18th century
Teabowl, Stoneware (Jian ware), copper, China
China
12th–13th century
Tea Caddy (Chaire), Stoneware with iron glaze (Seto ware); ivory lid, Japan
Japan
18th century
Tea Caddy (Chaire), Stoneware with iron and rice-straw ash glazes (Satsuma ware), Japan
Japan
18th century
Incense Box, Carved lacquer, China
China
14th century
Incense Box (Kōgō) with Interlinked Circles (Shippō) Pattern, Carved wood with red and black lacquer layers (Kamakura-bori), Japan
Japan
early 17th century
Noh Robe (Karaori), Twill-weave silk with brocading in silk and supplementary weft patterning in silk (karaori), Japan
Japan
second half 18th century
Plate, Copper, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Gourd-Shaped Basket, Bamboo, rattan, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Hanging Vase, Earthenware with lead and copper glazes, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Gourd-Shaped Bottle, Porcelain (Jingdezhen ware), China
China
mid-16th century
Sake Bottle (Tokkuri), Stoneware with crackled glaze (Satsuma ware), Japan
Japan
late 18th–early 19th century
Flower Basket (Hanakago) in the Shape of a Flower, Bamboo, rattan, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Basketwork Box with Ivy, Bamboo, and lacquer, with gold and silver hiramaki-e with red lacquer accents, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) With the Motif of Autumnal Vegetation (秋草透鐔), Mitsunobu  Japanese, Iron, gold, copper, silver-copper alloy (<i>shibuichi</i>), Japanese
Mitsunobu
17th century
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) with the Carp and Seaweed Motif (藻鯉図鐔), Kansai  Japanese, Iron, gold, copper-gold alloy (<i>shakudō</i>), Japanese
Kansai
dated 1868 (Keiō 4, 5th month)
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) Depicting Peony and Butterflies (菊に蝶図鐔), Copper, copper-gold alloy (<i>shakudō</i>), silver, gold, bronze, Japanese
Japanese
19th century
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) Depicting Iris in Running Water (水辺の杜若図鐔), Brass, gold, Japanese
Japanese
19th century
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) Depicting Biting Lion Heads (<i>Shikami</i>) and Arabesques (獅噛唐草図南蛮鐔), Iron, gold, copper-gold alloy (<i>shakudō</i>), Japanese
Japanese
19th century
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) With the Motif of Chrysanthemums and Arabesques (菊唐草に七宝図鐔), Brass, enameled cloisonné (<i>shippō</i>), copper, Japanese
Japanese
19th century
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) With the Motif of Dragonfly in Grapevine (葡萄に勝虫図鐔), Iron, gold, copper-gold alloy (<i>shakudō</i>), Japanese
Japanese
probably 18th–19th century
Sword Guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) Depicting Heron on Boat (一路平安図鐔), Shōzui  Japanese, Iron, gold, copper-silver alloy (<i>shibuichi</i>), Japanese
Shōzui
18th century
Knife Handle (<i>Kozuka</i>) Depicting Shells on Beach (海辺に貝散図小柄), Copper-gold alloy (<i>shakudō</i>), gold, brass, abalone shell, Japanese
Japanese
18th–19th century
Knife Handle (<i>Kozuka</i>) With Lotus Motif (蓮図小柄), Copper, copper-silver alloy (<i>shibuichi</i>), gold, Japanese
Japanese
19th century
Knife Handle (<i>Kozuka</i>) with Blade Depicting Maples, Arabesques, and Patterns (紅葉唐草文様図小柄), Iron, gold, steel, Japanese
Japanese
probably 18th–19th century
Noh Costume (Kariginu), Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning, Japan
Japan
first half 19th century
Mosquito Smoker (Katori), Minzan, Earthenware with white lead glaze and polychrome overglaze enamels (Sanuki ware), Japan
Minzan
first half 19th century
Karamono-Style Flower Basket (Hanakago), Hayakawa Shōkosai I  Japanese, Timber bamboo and rattan, Japan
Hayakawa Shōkosai I
ca. 1870s–80s
Hanging Vase, Iron inlaid with copper, silver and copper alloys (shibuichi), gilded accents, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Freshwater Jar (Mizusashi), Makuzu Kōzan I (Miyagawa Toranosuke)  Japanese, Stoneware with polychrome overglaze enamels and gold, wood lid, ivory knob (Makuzu ware), Japan
Makuzu Kōzan I (Miyagawa Toranosuke)
1870–80s
Vase, Copper alloy with inlaid silver and gold, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Flower Basket, Bamboo, lacquer, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Flower Basket in the Shape of a Cicada, Bamboo, rattan, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Turtle, Copper alloy, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Candlestick, Copper alloy, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Vase, Copper alloy with inlaid silver details, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Vase, Iron, Japan
Japan
second half 19th century
Cup, Silver with gilded details, Japan
Japan
wecond half 19th century
Incense burner, Copper alloy, parcel gilding, China
China
18th century
Vase, Glass, blown and ground, China
China
mid-18th century
Water coupe, Porcelain (Jingdezhen ware), China
China
late 17th century
Dish, Porcelain (Jingdezhen ware), China
China
late 17th century
Noh Robe (Karaori)
, Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning in silk and gold-leaf paper strips (karaori), Japan
Japan
first half 19th century
Noh Robe (Karaori), Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning in silk and gold-leaf paper strips (karaori), Japan
Japan
late 18th–early 19th century
Box with Geometric Designs, Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay, China
China
late 17th century
Incense Box (Kōbako), Lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl and metal-wire inlays on black ground, Japan
Japan
second half 18th century
Box, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, mother-of-pearl inlay on black lacquer ground; leather strap with metal fittings, Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Dish, Porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamels (Kutani ware), Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
Vase, Porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamels and overglaze gold (Kyoto ware), Japan
Japan
mid-19th century
The Magnolia Vase, Tiffany & Co., Silver, enamel, gold, and opals, American
Tiffany & Co.
1893
Magnolia Conspicua, Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor, and graphite on board, American
Tiffany & Co.
1891
Studies of Magnolias, Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor, ink and graphite on paper, American
Tiffany & Co.
John T. Curran
1891
Study of Magnolia Blossom, Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor and graphite on paper, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1891
"Umbrella" Magnolia, Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor, and graphite on paper, American
Tiffany & Co.
John T. Curran
1891
Design Drawing, Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor, and graphite on board, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1893
Design Drawing, Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor, and graphite on board, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1893
Drawing of Magnolia Vase with Enameling Notations (?), Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor, and graphite on board, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1893
Design Drawing for Magnolia Vase, Tiffany & Co., Opaque and transparent watercolor, and graphite on board, American
Tiffany & Co.
ca. 1893

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Picture of bold letter wording "collecting inspiration. Edward C. Moore at Tiffany and co" with drawing of a copper fish coming up for water and a dragon fly landing on plants.