9309 Originally from a private Midwest collection is a ca. 1900 free-hand painted massive celestial orb. Solid, sound and decorated with large gilt stars scattered randomly across a ground varying in depths of blue it rests upon a footed pedestal. Perhaps it served as a theater prop, a fortune teller’s gaff, a ceremonial lodge element or an orb under the foot of a balancing, dapper monkey. Size: The orb, 14” diameter rests freely on a custom wooden base 9”L x 8.5W x 3.5”H.