James D. Julia, Inc.

Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Division
Now Accepting Consignments - June Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction
New at Julia's
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Part of the unreserved Ballard Collection being offered in our June 2016 auction, this beautifully executed vase with irregular cut collar is decorated with ten Guba ducks on the body of the vase. (est. $4,000-$6,000).

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This elaborate palace-sized Royal Flemish stoppered ewer reached a phenomenal $10,350 against a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

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. This fine Royal Flemish Seagull Vase was estimated at $3,000-$4,000 and sold for an incredible $11,500.

If you have a rare lamp, piece of glass or fine jewelry item and want to know "What's it Worth", or consign it to an upcoming auction, please Click Here

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

 
Mt. Washington Royal Flemish Art Glass by Mike Fredericks, Department Head
In the late 1880s through the early 1900s, the Mt. Washington Glass Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts was manufacturing more than 10 styles of decorated art glass that were being shipped to buyers all over the world. Of those decors designed at Mt. Washington, Royal Flemish continues to be one of the genres that is most sought after.

The Royal Flemish line was patented in 1894, but was being advertised as early as 1889. Made to simulate stained glass, the wares have thick satin-finish blanks, often decorated with embellishments of glass rope, steeple tops and pedestal bases, having gilt lines segmenting panels of different color on the pieces. Artists would then create designs of floral,

geometric or mythological themes. Some of the more desirable decorations are examples of handpainted birds and fish done in colorful detail, by talented artist Frank Guba (1867-1938).

James D. Julia, Inc. is excited to offer the Royal Flemish collection of Mrs. Jackie and the late Dean Ballard in the upcoming June 2016 auction, to be sold without reserve. The collection offers more than 20 fine examples of the Royal Flemish design in various shapes and decors for the collecting fraternity.

Mt. Washington Royal Flemish Collection

Mt. Washington Royal Flemish Collection of Mrs. Jackie & the Late Dean Ballard to be sold UNRESERVED!

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