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!

Bailey & Co Antique Coin Silver Covered Entree Serving Dishes exhibited at the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1853 Sold
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Gorham St. Louis 'Louisiana Purchase' 1904 Exposition Sterling Silver Water Pitcher, 1904 Sold
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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
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Gorham 'Sample' Sterling Silver Massive Waiter, designed and executed for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 Sold
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Gorham Gilt Silver and Cut Glass Figural Vase, 1893, made for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago Sold
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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
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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
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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
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