Paulding Farnham, the creative genius behind some of Tiffany's greatest works in silver, first exhibited material in the Viking taste at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, following with a jewel box and vases in this style for the 1900 Paris Exposition. At the Pan-American Exposition, held in Buffalo in 1901, Farnham produced more Viking pieces, typified by the use of interlace, masks, bead and lozenge borders and inset with semi-precious stones. The addition of enamel is typical of works exhibited at the 1901 exhibition and the following year at the Turin Exposition. An exhibition Viking vase and coffee service decorated with enamels and set with semi-precious stones are illustrated in John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, pp. 206-207.