James D. Julia, Inc.

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division
Upcoming Auction.
Fabulous Selection of Tall Clocks including: Thos. Harland, Jeduthan Baldwin, Benj. White, & Perrigrine White
Notable Treasure
CT Queen Anne Dressing Table

More highlights.

VEstate Collection of Siro R. Toffolon Included in our February Auction will be the Estate Collection of Siro R. Toffolon of Old Lyme, CT, noted scholar and collector specializing in clocks, silver and furniture.
No "Caveat Emptor" at Julia's!...
by Mark Ford, CEO

As many of you know, Julia's has been growing rapidly for the past several years. Based on annual sales, we are now one of the top ten Antique Auctioneers in North America. When Jim, and his dad Arthur, started this business almost 50 years ago it was built on a foundation of fairness and honesty.

Jim looked at the auction industry with "fresh eyes" and learned from one of the best businesses in Maine: L.L. Bean. Bean's had a warranty unlike any of their competitors. In 1990, Julia's introduced its 45 day guarantee. We don't know of any other auctioneer that offers a guarantee that comes close to ours. Almost all of them are "Caveat Emptor" - Buyer Beware!

The guarantee is the first thing you read when you read our Conditions of Sale. We want all bidders to understand this important resource when making their decision. It is a guarantee to protect... Read more

What's It Worth

Coin Silver Tablespoon by Paul Revere

This Coin Silver Tablespoon by Paul Revere, The Patriot with an estimate of $1,000-5,000) sold for $8,625

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.

Siro R. Toffolon: Designer of Silver Flatware
By Bill Gage, Department Head- James D Julia Inc.
Siro R. Toffolon was born in Meriden, CT. April 5, 1932. Following his graduation from Wilcox Technical School in 1951, he went to work for the International Silver Company in Meriden, Connecticut, where he worked as a designer of silver flatware. He is accredited with many designs over his 30 year career at the Company as an employee until 1967 and then as a consultant.

In the 1970's he branched out and free lanced his design work to create silver flatware patterns for Gorham, Reed and Barton, Stanley Roberts, Ginkgo, and Lunt. He has more than 450 silverware designs to his credit. His most popular pattern that he designed is "Masterpiece" by International Silver Company. Other popular International patterns include Pine Spray, Dubarry, and La Strada. His other design achievements came in designing clocks for Seth Thomas, Krementz Jewelry, and Firearms for the Remington Arms Company.

Connecticut which he filled with fine antiques. As part of his collections was a renowned collection of Early Connecticut silver from the most important makers, comprising both coin silver flatware as well as hollowware. This was in keeping with his love for silver and its design aspects.

Though much of his silver collection has been dispersed to various institutions and collectors, he retained a handful for their design characteristics. His pride and joy in his silver collection was a pair of 9" coin silver tablespoons made by the nation's most prominent silversmith, Paul Revere, the Patriot. This pair, along with many of his antiques, will be included in our February 2016 Antique auction featuring the Estate collection of Siro R. Toffolon.

Estate Collection of Siro R. Toffolon of Old Lyme, CT
Included in our February Auction will be the Estate Collection of Siro R. Toffolon of Old Lyme, CT Noted scholar and collector specializing in clocks, silver and furniture

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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