Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction | February 8 & 9, 2018

Journal and Log Books from USS Congress, Constitution, Potomac, Constellation, etc.

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction | February 8 & 9, 2018

Anthony Thieme (1 of 6)

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction | February 8 & 9, 2018

Outstanding Selection of Powder Horns

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction | February 8 & 9, 2018

Fernando Botero (Colombian/American, 1932-) “A Lawyer”

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction | February 8 & 9, 2018

Historic Solid Gold Presentation Freedom Box Given to Captain Stephen Decatur

February Fine Art, Asian, & Antiques Auction

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Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction: February 8-9, 2018

James D. Julia, Inc.’s Fine Art, Asian, & Antiques division is looking forward to starting off the 2018 auction season with a bang at our next auction on February 8 & 9, 2018. The highly anticipated auction will be highlighted by an important and newly discovered Paul Manship Sagittarius bronze from a model for his monumental “Celestial Sphere” masterpiece. The Celestial Sphere is the centerpiece of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial in Geneva Switzerland and the Aero Memorial in Philadelphia, and is recognized universally as a symbol of hope and peace. It is among the finest works by Paul Manship, unquestionably one of the foremost, highly respected, and influential American artists of the “Art Deco” period. This Sagittarius bronze is consigned directly from the artist’s family, and the significance of this new Manship discovery cannot be underestimated. Click here to learn more about the history of this very special piece.


Day 1: Thursday, February 8 at 10am
Note: This day will consist of 3 sections

Section 1: 350+ Lots of American & European Paintings, Bronzes & Prints including an extremely rare & important Paul Manship bronze “Sagittarius”, Circa 1934; Good selection of sporting art including 4 Ogden Pleissners; A fine selection of Gloucester/Rockport paintings including Hibbard, Gruppe, Thieme, Strisik, Stevens, & more. Selection of English & European paintings & bronzes.

Section 2: 75+ Lots of Asian Antiques & Art including Paintings, Scrolls, Furniture, Jade, Bronzes, Porcelain, Thangkas & Textiles.

Section 3: 200+ Lots of Estate Antiques and Accessories including Victorian Furniture, Black Forest items, Early American Furniture and Accessories, Silver, Advertising, some Modern Furniture including Thos. Moser, & more.

Day 2: Friday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m.
600+ Lots of American & European Furniture & Accessories, Nautical Art; Folk Art including Portraits, Weathervanes, Carvings; Textiles; Historical & Political; Tall & Banjo Clocks; Nautical Art; Collection of Historic Flags; early Photography; Civil War gold presentation box and a Russian collection of gold & silver; Swords. A most historical and important collection from the estate of Maria Decatur Mayo Deyo (Lila) Garnett of Kittery Point, Maine including Stephen Decatur gold freedom box; Important 19th C ship logs; Contents of a Lifetime Collection “Brook Crossing”, South Pomfret, VT; An important collection of 35+ decorated powder horns & a collection of trade axes; 30 Carved fish including 25 examples by Lawrence Irvine; Collection of American furniture including Highboys, Desks, Tables, Stands, Chairs & Chests. Selection of Oriental rugs & much, much more.

Recent newsletters about some of the highlights to be offered in this auction:

Paul Manship and His Celestial Sphere

History In a Box: The Stephen Decatur Gold Freedom Box

Ogden Pleissner: The Sportsman’s Artist

Vice Admiral Morton Deyo: WWII Service

How to Bid in the Auction

The best way to participate in the auction is to attend in person. However, if you can’t make it to the auction in person, we have these easy ways for you to participate:

– Register to Telephone Bid or Absentee Bid by completing our online Absentee Bid Form.

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