James D. Julia Auctioneers
Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division
Paul Manship and His Celestial Sphere
by William A. Gage, Department Head

In the early 1930s Paul Manship, one of the foremost, highly respected, and influential American artists of the Art Deco period, set in motion an idea that had been percolating in his mind for many years. Manship was always fascinated by the ancient mythical stories associated with the signs of the Zodiac and the heavenly constellations, and after three years of intense study and work he produced his first "Celestial Sphere."

The Celestial Sphere Aero Memorial - Sagittarius Bronze by Paul Manship as it
was displayed until recently in the Manship family home
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  For Our February 2018 Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction
  Additional Highlights

Historic Solid Gold Freedom Box Given to Commodore Stephen Decatur - A Big One Hooked by Ogden Minton Pleissner

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Auctioneer: James D. Julia | Lic#: ME:AR83 | MA: AU1406 | NH: 2511