standing on a ball, designed by Gene Moore, Italian, circa 1990, 3 1/4" tall, 3 1/2" wide, two connecting pieces, excellent........enameled silver table ornaments by the designer Gene Moore for the venerable firm of Tiffany & Company. Drawing on historical tradition, Moore nevertheless gave the genre a purely American touch of whimsy with his charming figures that recreate the festive atmosphere of a three-ring circus. Gene Moore, who began his tenure at Tiffany by dressing the store's windows, and establishing their legendary reputation, spent nearly 40 years creating striking and sometime provocative displays, before turning his attention to design.This beautifully modeled figures with painted enamel decoration. Moore may have been inspired by the historical, but his pieces are as fresh and American as Alexander CalderÂ’s famous wire circus. This beautifully-made vintage piece will certainly go on to captivate new generations of collectors with a sense of style and a Big (Top) sense of humor.