Antique American Silver Ewer
Antique American Silver Ewer

Antique Silver American Water Jug/Ewer made in 1845


A magnificent silver water jug/ewer made by John Chandler Moore for Allcock & Allen of New York. The jug is raised on a leaf embellished circular base and the underside is engraved.

Date 1845
Made By John Chandler Moore
Location New York
Stock Number W161x32
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Maker: John Chandler Moore

A magnificent silver water jug/ewer made by John Chandler Moore for Allcock & Allen of New York.

The body of the jug is of baluster form with a castellated leaf embellished rim and leaf-capped ornate scroll handles. The body is embossed with panels depicting a castle and a dog running through rushes – all among ornate foliate scrolls around a plain central scrolling cartouche.

The jug is raised on a leaf embellished circular base and the underside is engraved: “Christopher Wolfe, John Wolfe, Christopher Wolfe Jr., John Wolfe, John Wolfe Jr.”

The Jug holds approximately 5.5 English pints.

Dimensions, height 12.50 inches , 31.75 cm

John Chandler Moore worked exclusively for Tiffany from 1851 onwards. The jug was made for the wealthy Wolfe family from New York, whose house in Newport “The Reefs” was built in 1853. The estate was subsequently sold to the Whitney/Vanderbilt family.

John Chandler Moore

John Chandler Moore (about 1803 – September 28, 1874) was a noted American silversmith, active in New York City. He worked exclusively for Tiffany & Co. after 1851 and his son, Edward Chandler Moore, became in charge of designing and manufacturing silverware at Tiffany.

Moore worked from c. 1827 – 1831 as a silversmith in New York City, partnered from 1832 – 1836 with Garrett Eoff as EOFF & MOORE, again worked solo from 1837 – 1847, then partnered with his son, Edward Chandler Moore, from c. 1848 to 1855 as J. C. MOORE & SON.

He sold pieces in the Rococo Revival style (then called the French style) through retailer Ball, Tompkins, and Black (Ball, Black & Co.)

In 1851, Tiffany and Co. contracted with the firm to produce hollowware exclusively for Tiffany’s, in sterling silver (925 parts per 1,000 parts silver) rather than the then-typical American coin silver, and in 1868 the firm was acquired by Tiffany.

Moore was the second American silversmith (after Michael Gibney) to patent silver flatware designs. In 1847 receiving patent numbers 114 (Louis XIV) and 124 (pattern name unknown).

One of his notable works was the Collins tea service, made of solid gold, that was displayed at the 1851 Great Exhibition and 1853 Exhibition of the Industry of All Nation.

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Delivery Charges:
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For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

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