James D. Julia, Inc.

Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Division
November Auction Reaches $2.4 Million!
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The Dean and Kate Armstrong Collection featured this exquisite Tiffany Cypriot iridescent vase, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. The vase exceeded this, selling for $11,850.
   
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Dr. Mark Jackson's collection featured this outstanding example of Galle's marquetry cameo glass. The vase sold for $53,325, crushing the presale est. of $15,000-$25,000. More highlights...
 
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A Long Island, NY estate featured this lot of Tiffany Favrile glass samples, estimated at $800-$1,200. The lot sold for $17,775.
   
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The Jean Paul Loup Collection featured this outstanding Tiffany Studios Dogwood Table Lamp. The lamp sold for $56,287, exceeding the pre-sale est. of $40,000-$50,000. More highlights...
Happy Holidays!
by Mark Ford, CEO

All of us at James D. Julia Auctioneers want to wish you and your family the very best this holiday season! If the past couple of months have been any indication, 2016 will be a very busy year here at Julia's.

Our first auction will be on February 3rd, 4th, and 5th, and feature over $4,200,000 of Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. Artists featured include Martin Johnson Heade, John Singer Sargent, Howard Terpning, Abbott Fuller Graves, Antonio Jacobsen, Waldo Peirce, Marguerite Zorach and many, many others. We have important weathervanes, several bronzes (including one attributed to Edvard Munch), and an 18th century powder horn owned by Oliver Buttrick (1 of 52 known Minutemen at the Concord Bridge). It is shaping up to be an incredible auction!

Our March Firearms auction is scheduled for Article Image the middle of March. Julia's is known as the largest auctioneer in the world for rare and collectible firearms. We already have over... Read more


What's It Worth
What's it worth.

From the Dr. Robert Levere Collection, this outstanding G. Argy Rousseau Peach Blossom vase sold for $10,665 against the $2,000- $3,000 pre-sale estimate.


If you have a rare lamp or glass item and want to know "What's it Worth," please take a picture and email it to us at lg@jamesdjulia.com. We are always looking for consignments of rare and valuable items, as well as collections for our auctions.

 
Private Collections Lead the Way... By Mike Fredericks, Deptartment Head

Our Rare Lamps, Glass and Fine Jewelry Division finished 2015 with one of our strongest sales to come to market in many years, totaling over $2.4 Million. With this stellar performance, we completed the third consecutive year of exceeding $4 Million in annual gross sales for the division. Much of this success came from private collections of fresh-to-the-market, rare collectibles being entrusted to us and our proven strategy of conservative and realistic estimates that realize the highest returns for our consignors.

The results speak for themselves. The Dr. Robert Levere Collection of French cameo and early glass was offered unreserved at low estimate of $63,000. The collection featured pristine examples of G. Argy Rousseau, Galle, Daum, Burgun & Schverer, Sandwich and other makers. Essentially unseen since the mid 1970's, the collection received a great deal of activity at the auction, totaling nearly $167,000.

The Collection of Dr. Mark Jackson included a variety of high-quality and rare art glass from Galle, Loetz and several contemporary makers, as well as a variety of table lamps, all of which garnered a great deal of attention. Estimated conservatively at $127,000 presale, the collection finished strongly at over $276,500.

The Jean Paul Loup Collection of antique lighting featured eight examples of Tiffany Studios lamps and one contemporary Porcelli Studios piece. Estimated at $214,000, all nine lamps sold for a total of nearly $234,000, very strong results in what has been a hesitant antique lighting market in recent years.

A Long Island, NY Estate collection of Tiffany, Loetz and other American art glass featured several rarities that commanded strong prices. Offered unreserved at a conservative estimate of $26,000, the grouping created a frenzy of activity and generated over $94,000.

LeVerre Francais, soft in recent years, made a nice resurgence with a Boston, MA collection of 14 rare patterned vases offered at an estimate of $47,000 which handily outperformed that by finishing at over $78,000.

The unreserved Dean and Kate Armstrong Collection of lighting, art glass and pottery and other items performed very well, exceeding the pre-sale estimate of $82,650 to close at over $106,000.

Several individual offerings performed exceptionally well, such as the Tiffany Studios Koi table lamp surpassing its conservative

$50,000 low estimate to reach $106,650. A freshly found Tiffany Studios 22" Apple Blossom shade #1512-1 was estimated for a reasonable $20,000 and blew by that to finish at $59,250. A new-to-the-market Tiffany flower form vase estimated at $4,000 achieved remarkable results finishing at just over $26,000.

This was a great way to finish our 2015 season, and reinforces our belief that James D. Julia, Inc. is the best choice in today's market to give consignors the best possible return. We thank you all for another great year, wish everyone Happy Holidays and our Best Wishes for the New Year.

Julie Killam & Mike Fredericks
Julie Killam & Mike Fredericks


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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