29 July 2020


Little did New York Silver Society, Inc. members and guests realize when they gathered at Christie’s New York for a gallery tour of highlights of the January 2020 American silver sale led by Jill Waddell and her colleagues on January 21 that the COVID-19 pandemic was about to upturn our world.  Afterwards some 35 guests enjoyed good fellowship and a tasty winter reunion dinner at Trattoria Tre Colori.


The board of the New York Silver Society, Inc. joins me in hoping that you and your families have remained healthy and safe throughout this extended period of community unrest, isolation, and social distancing.  As New York City slowly reopens, perhaps you will be able to view the new British Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in person.  If not, check out the on-line primer at


We regret that we were unable to host Medill Higgins Harvey for her presentation on Edward C. Moore in April 2020 as restaurants closed and large social gatherings were banned.  However you can read the article she and her colleague Moira Gallagher prepared entitled “Cosmopolitan Craftsman:  Edward C. Moore…”, which was published in The Magazine Antiques, May/June 2020, via  We hope to welcome Medill as our speaker at our 2021 lecture and dinner.

Look for the updated NYSS website at, made possible with the assistance of a generous grant from Margot Grant Walsh, guidance from member Debra Schmidt Bach, and our webmaster Jonathan Bach.


Deborah Dependahl Waters

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