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Sugar Bowl

Designed by Edward C. Moore, American, 1827 - 1891. Made by Tiffany & Company, New York, 1837 - present.

Made in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America


Silver with gilt decoration

7 1/2 x 8 x 6 inches (19.1 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 210, American Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973

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This sugar bowl reveals the powerful influence of non-Western art on Tiffany & Company. Fashioned in the Moresque style, its design was inspired by Spanish Islamic architecture and Persian metalwork. At the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle, Tiffany’s display received the first-ever medal awarded to an American silver manufacturer.

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