Together with 'The Great Tazza’, now conserved by The Corning Museum of Glass (inv. no. 92.2.8), this extraordinarily deep cut vase was prominently displayed by Tiffany & Co. at the Paris Exhibition of 1889. In anticipation of this seminal event, the secretive Woodall Team had been formed. The Woodall brothers Thomas and George hand-selected only the finest craftsmen for the ‘Gem Cameo’ workshop. Inspired by the Asian works Thomas Woodall had seen in Paris at the Exhibition of 1878; coupled with George Woodall’s careful study at the South Kensington Museum, London in 1879; and influenced by the 1867 publication of Owen Jones’, Examples of Chinese Ornament, the team embarked on a fresh design course. Webb’s contribution to the exhibition and in particular the works of the Woodall Team, won great acclaim.