NYSS, Inc. Upcoming Events
As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person NYSS, Inc. 2020 events have been postponed.
2nd Annual Patricia Jay Reiner Memorial Lecture
Medill Higgins Harvey
Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts and Manager, Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, The MET, will present a preview of the upcoming exhibition
Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.
Postponed until further notice; an announcement of a new date will be made in early 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 rescheduled, possibly in 2021) 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, lacquerware, and metalwork.
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)