James D. Julia, Inc.

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division
Upcoming Auction.
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Massive Gilt Lacquer Wood Figure of Vairocana, Late Ming Dynasty, China (65" x 45").
   
Notable Treasure
Pair of Red Lacquer & Mother of Pearl Inlaid Cabinets K'ang Hsi period (1662-1722), China

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The Private and Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt

The Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Private Collection is being sold at James D. Julia Auctioneers in Fairfield, Maine on Monday, March 23rd, and it is truly a very special collection.

This auction consists of the private collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. The collection has been 60 years in the making and each object in the collection was personally selected by Dr. Wall-Apelt during her lifetime. In 1993, after purchasing the Yangtze River Collection of later Chinese jades, she placed them on loan toArticle Image the Museum of Fine Arts at 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida where they were on display from February... Read more



What's It Worth

What's it worth.

Gilt Repousse Bronze Mask of Bhairava, 16th century, Nepal (Est. 6,000-8,000) Sold for $48,000. Sotheby's 9/24/04 Lot 75.

If you have a single item, collection or entire Estate and want to know "What's it worth?" please take a picture and email us at antiques@jamesdjulia.com. We are always looking for rare & valuable items, as well as collections for our auctions.

 
The Yangtze River Collection
This magnificent collection was assembled by Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. In February through August of 1993, the collection was on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida. A special full color book was prepared for the collection and its exhibition and many of the objects in this book are being offered today at auction. Later it was featured in Dr. Wall-Apelt's Museum of Asian Art in Sarasota, Florida. (A copy of this special publication will accompany the following 60 lots from this collection).

In the forward of the book, Robert Fray wrote,

"Between the Chinese jades securely locked away in museum collections and those of nominal quality that come to market, usually at the major auction houses, it is astonishing to find that a private collector can still today assemble a group of jades of the quality of the Yangtze River Collection. The number of

museums around the world with jades that could match the brilliance of these pieces can be counted on the fingers of both hands.

For Chinese jades the time period represented by this collection is short, from the Qing Dynasty onward. However, this period has been referred to as the "Pinnacle of Chinese Jade Art" and does reach the heights of decorative carving on both the classical nephrite stones, much used for carving in previous dynasties in China, as well as the more intensely colored jadeite stones that started pouring into China from the mines in Burma during that era.

In the Qing Dynasty the Qianlong Emperor was... Read More


At James D. Julia, Inc. we are always seeking high quality antiques of all types for our year-round auctions. We offer the best seller commission rates in the industry, as low as 0% for high value items and collections. Please contact us directly at 207-453-7125 (Maine office) or 781-460-6800 (Boston area office) to learn more or if you are considering consigning one item, an entire collection or an estate to auction. All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.
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