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Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division
Upcoming Auction - August 2016
John Carlson
John Carlson
Aldro T. Hibbard
Aldro T. Hibbard

Montague J. Dawson - The Race
Montague J. Dawson "The Race"
  Montague J. Dawson - Off the Storm Bound Horn
Montague J. Dawson "Off the Storm Bound Horn"
More Highlights
Putting the Sparkle On
by Mark Ford, CEO

We are busy getting ready for our upcoming Lamps, Glass and Fine Jewelry auction on June 16th and 17th. The catalog is being designed, the flyer is off to the printer, and the auction barn is becoming a gallery filled with incredible collections, and spectacular Lamps, Glass and Fine Jewelry. Mike, Julie, Dudley and Cristina have outdone themselves for this auction.

We have almost $5,000,000 at low estimate, and several private collections that are being offered with no reserve. We are known worldwide as one of the leading auctioneers of Lamps and Glass. Over the past couple of auctions we have been working at the Fine Jewelry category as well.

During this auction we are featuring over 150 lots of Fine Jewelry, with a low estimate of more than $730,000. Many of these lots are being offered without a reserve. As always, you can get a sneak preview of the auction by viewing our selected highlights at... Read More

What's It Worth

What's it worth.
Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) Ship Portrait of The Hermaphrodite Brig Mary Bartlett. Estimated at $10,000-15,000 and sold for $41,475.

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We are always looking for consignments of rare and valuable items, as well as collections for our auctions.

Montague J. Dawson: Marine Artist Extraordinaire By William A. Gage - James D Julia, Inc.
Montague Dawson was born in Cheswick, England in 1890, and at the age of 5 completed his first painting, a watercolor sunset scene which would be the start of a long career of painting that would catapult him to being one of the finest nautical artists of his time. His first painting sold was at the age of eight years old. In 1890 he used a commercial art studio and learned the art of illustration which would be the basis of his painting career. He joined the Royal Navy at the onset of World War I, but continued to paint and develop the style he was best known for. He was a prolific painter and exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy and received the attention of the Royal Family, receiving several important commissions from them.

His technique of making a preliminary study in oil and then developing the final version with

exacting details served him well and he became known for his research and complete knowledge of the subject matter. This exactness can be seen in the meticulous detail given the rigging not just for the accuracy but the understanding of its need to show the proper proportion of tension as the ship works with the wind. His paintings span the Marine genre from the Battle of Trafalgar to yacht racing to his favorite subject, the majestic clipper ships. He died in Sussex England in 1973 and left an enduring legacy represented in most major museums and collections.

James D. Julia auctions is proud to offer 3 of Montague Dawson's works including a magnificent tall ship and a racing yacht depicted in full racing mode. The paintings come from an outstanding marine painting collection of a Maine/Texas estate.

The Lofty Trader -The Scottish Moors Built 1890

"The Lofty Trader -The Scottish Moors Built 1890"

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Bill Gage, Department Head, Joshua Chamberlain, our Asian Consultant and Allyson Lee, our Fine Art Consultant, are available to accept consignments for the upcoming summer auction at our Woburn, MA location. Please call for an appointment.
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) or Click Here 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.

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