The present jardiniere centerpiece relates to a group of Renaissance Revival silver designed by Paulding Farnham for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. A 32 1/2 in. long centerpiece made for the 1900 Exposition and featuring similar foliate scrolls and rosettes linked by bellflower swags was sold Sotheby's, New York, 23 June 1994, lot 53. Tiffany's archives record the 1900 centerpiece to have had a manufacturing cost of $4,828.25, making it one of the firm's most costly works. Another similar massive centerpiece bowl (31 in. long), dated 1904, was sold in these rooms on 10 December 1998, lot 351 and is illustrated in John Loring, Tiffany's 150 Years, 1987, pp. 124-125. The 1904 centerpiece bowl is described in Tiffany's pattern books as "CenterPiece Geo. III,"