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AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL MUSICAL CAROUSEL
AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL MUSICAL CAROUSEL
AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL MUSICAL CAROUSEL
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AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL MUSICAL CAROUSEL

MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1990, DESIGNED BY GENE MOORE

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AN AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL MUSICAL CAROUSEL
MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1990, DESIGNED BY GENE MOORE
The carousel on parcel-gilt circular, stepped base, and set with silver and enamelled horses, giraffe, rabbit, zebra, tiger and camel, all surmounted by a vari-colored silver and enamel tent with flags and canopy, with battery-operated musical mechanism which moves the carousel animals up-and-down while revolving to the tune of the "Carousel Waltz.", marked to underside
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
363 oz. 14 dwt. (11,311 gr.) gross weight

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Gene Moore joined Tiffany & Co. in 1955 as a window display designer, becoming famous for avante garde windows and his relationship with contemporary artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Over his 39 years with the firm Moore decorated more than 5,000 windows, along with designing fanciful items such as the carousel and circus figures offered here. A nearly identical example was sold in these rooms, 19 May 2010, lot 183. A coursel of the same design is illustrated in Gene Moore's My Time at Tiffany's, 1990, p. 201.

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