The Pirouette belongs to the Masquerade trilogy, a famous French play, along with the Pierrot(classic clown) and the Harlequin(jester). El changed the names to protect copywrite laws (Our guess).
Swarovski Crystals put out the same trilogy at about the same time.
Anyway we put ours in a theatre setting. But they do look like they belong in a circus.
If you would like more imformation you can do a google.
Ann & Ken