We've mentioned these unusual medals previously - Paul Manship's famous Ashtray series. Thanks to Bob Mueller for alerting us to a complete set of twelve medals being
Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966)
Zodiac Series Ashtrays: Complete Set of Twelve, 1946
Bronze with brown patina, each
6 inches (15.2 cm) (tondo, each)
Each inscribed: Paul Manship 1946
Cornish Colony Museum, Cornish, New Hampshire, "Cornish Art of the Past Century: Art for Art's Sake," 2001; Cornish Art Museum, Windsor, Vermont, "Coming Home: A Retrospective
Exhibit of Parrish, Manship, Faulkner and Zorach," 2006.
LITERATURE: B. Mueller, "Paul Manship and the Fine Art of Smoking," Sculpture Review, Spring 2008.
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.
To read the complete lot description, see:
Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966). Zodiac Series Ashtrays: Complete Set of Twelve, 1946. Bronze with brown patina, each... (Total: 12 Items)
To read the complete articles, see:
MANSHIP MEDALLIC ASHTRAYS MADE BY MEDALLIC ART COMPANY (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n12a12.html)
SCULPTURE REVIEW ARTICLE ON PAUL MANSHIP'S MEDALLIC ASHTRAYS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n16a09.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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