During the second half of the 19th century, world's fairs became the most important marketing tool companies like Tiffany & Gorham had at their disposal.  Companies went all out on their display and made huge investments in the objects - many were masterpieces - they created for these fairs.

All the pieces here were exhibited at important exhibitions and world's fairs.  They each have exciting stories to tell!

Gorham St. Louis 'Louisiana Purchase' 1904 Exposition Sterling Silver Water Pitcher, 1904 Sold Out
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Tiffany & Co - The 'Wild-Rose Vase', 1893 Columbian World's Fair Sterling Silver and Enamel Vase, design attributed to John T. Curran, c. 1893 Sold Out
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Gorham 'Sample' Sterling Silver Massive Waiter, designed and executed for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 Sold Out
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Gorham Gilt Silver and Cut Glass Figural Vase, 1893, made for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago Sold Out
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Joel F. Hewes Sterling Silver Covered Compote, Titusville, PA, c. 1927, probably exhibited at the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts 1927 Tricennial Exhibition Sold Out
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Tiffany & Co Pair of 'George III' Sterling Silver Sauce Boats designed by Paulding Farnham and executed for the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle Sold Out
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Gorham Sterling Silver Gilt and Cut Glass Pair of Dessert Stands, designed and executed for the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 Sold Out
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