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NYSS, Inc. Upcoming Events

As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person NYSS, Inc. 2021 events have been postponed until further notice.

2nd Annual Patricia Jay Reiner Memorial Lecture
which was to have been presented by Medill Higgins Harvey,
Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts and Manager, Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, The MET, as a preview of the summer 2021 publication and related exhibition
Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.
has been postponed; an announcement of a new date will be made in 2021. 

Edward C. Moore (1827-1891)—the creative force who led Tiffany & Co. to unparalleled originality and success during the second half of the nineteenth century—amassed a vast collection of decorative arts from Greek and Roman glass and Japanese baskets to metalwork from the Islamic world.  The objects were a source of inspiration for Moore and the designers he supervised.  The exhibition (to be rescheduled, possibly in 2024) will feature more than 180 examples from Moore’s personal collection, which he bequeathed to The Met, alongside some 70 silver objects designed at Tiffany & Co. under his direction, drawn from the holdings of The Met and a dozen private and public lenders, including a chocolate pot that incorporates novel techniques from Japanese ceramics, lacquer ware, and metalwork. 

For a preview of the publication see the article by Medill and her colleague Moira Gallagher, "Cosmopolitan Craftsman:  Edward C. Moore. . ." in The Magazine Antiques, May/June 2020.


Chocolate pot, 1879. Tiffany & Co. (1837-present).  Designed by Charles Osborne (1847-1920).  Silver,

patinated copper, gold, and ivory.  11 5/8 x 7 x 5 ½ in.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Louis and Virginia

Clemente Foundation Inc. and Emma and Jay A. Lewis Gifts, 2017 (2017.156a,b)

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