Early Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Salver by John C. Moore 1848-1852

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Early Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Salver by John C. Moore 1848-1852

The round tray with Greek-key border to rim, the center engraved "The Church of the Annunciation/to

MISS EMILIE ARNOULT CUSHMAN 1854"

on three scrolling foliate feet. 

Marked to underside 

"TIFFANY & COMPY." in serrated rectangle, Gothic "M" in circle, and "34"; 1 1/8" H. x 6" Diam. Weight 10.125 troy .ounces

Reference: Carpenter, Charles H. Jr., Tiffany Silver,

One or two light scratches to surface. One heavier 1" long scratch to front. 

Emilie Arnoult Cushman (1828-1897) was the youngest child of Don Alonso Cushman, Nyack NY. She married George Wilcoxson. She died suddenly in Paris, and was buried (eventually) in NY. In the Wilcoxson family, by descent. 

These early pieces by John Moore are all distinguished by simple form; painstaking work; and elegant appearance. Despite the date of the christening, this salver made in 1852.