Press Releases | Lamp & Glass Division


James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction to Present a Phenomenal Selection of Museum-Quality Rare Lamps, Glass, Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry.

This highly anticipated, $3+ million dollar auction features over 750 lots of gorgeous, highly sought after merchandise, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Fairfield, Maine, November 11, 2017– James D. Julia, Inc. is excited to announce its annual late fall Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry auction to be held on December 1, 2017. […]

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The Pâte de Verre of G. Argy-Rousseau

by Mike Fredericks, Department Head Rousseau Spiders and Brambles vase which sold for $8,887 One of the more recognizable and influential pâte de verre artists of the Art Nouveau period is G. Argy-Rousseau. Born in France in 1885 to a family of simple farmers, Joseph-Gabriel Rousseau would evolve into an inquisitive engineer, inventor and artist, […]

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Tiffany Studios Rules the Day at James D. Julia’s June 16th Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction

This is the second record-setting auction in a row for this division, beating its previous record of $3.4 million set in November 2016. Fairfield, Maine, June 23, 2017 – It was standing room only in the auction hall for James D. Julia’s June 16th Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry auction. The sale was an […]

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James D. Julia’s June 16, 2017 Auction to Present an Astonishing Selection of World-Class Rare Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry.

This can’t miss, nearly $4 million dollar sale features over 770 lots of merchandise, many fresh to the market offered without reserves. Fairfield, Maine, May 18, 2017 – James D. Julia Auctioneers is pleased to announce its highly anticipated, annual early summer Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry sale. This auction includes remarkable examples from collectible […]

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Dragonflies in Art Nouveau

by Mike Fredericks, Department Head Tiffany Studios 26” dragonfly chandelier from an unreserved Texas Collection The Art Nouveau movement of 1890-1910 gave the world fine examples of workmanship in decorative arts and architecture, showcasing the organic flowing lines of nature. From flora and fauna to birds and insects, the finest makers of the time used […]

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“Fancy Goods” – Tiffany Studios Metalware

by Mike Fredericks, Department Head In the early 1900s, Tiffany Studios designed and produced an incredible array of candlesticks, candelabra and luxury household items they termed “Fancy Goods” for the well-heeled consumer, that today give both the beginning collector and advanced connoisseur opportunity to add to their collections with endless variety at either end of […]

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2016 Year in Review

by Mike Fredericks, Department Head This past year proved to be extraordinary for James D. Julia’s Rare Lamps and Glass division with a record-setting $6.2 Million in sales. Much of that success was the result of consignments of private collections and estates that were conservatively estimated with reasonable or no reserve. Nothing creates more excitement […]

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James D. Julia’s November, 2016 Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry Sale Realizes An Astonishing $3.3 Million – The Highest Grossing Auction In The Division’s History!

Fairfield, ME, November 29, 2016. Fairfield, Maine, November 18th, James D. Julia’s Fall Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction was the largest grossing Lamp & Glass sale in the history of the company at well over $3 million. It consisted of a one-day sale rather than the normal 2 + days auction. A single […]

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James D. Julia’s June, 2016 Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Sales Event Lights The Lamp With Over $2.8 Million In Sales!

This breathtaking auction featured world class selections of antique and contemporary treasures from many private collections and included best-in-class examples from Tiffany, Daum, Galle, Wedgwood, Handel and Cartier, among many others. Fairfield, Maine, July 5, 2016 – Julia’s recent rare lamps, glass & fine jewelry sale was a bright light indeed, presenting over 1,100 lots […]

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Putting the Sparkle on…

We are busy getting ready for our upcoming Lamp, 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,

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James D. Julia’s November 2015 Lamps, Glass, and Jewelry Auction A Shining Success At Over $2.4 Million!

This remarkable auction event featured the finest selections of antique and modern rarities from several important private collections and included world-class examples from Tiffany, Handel, Argy Rousseau, Galle, Steuben, and Le Verre Francais, among many others. Fairfield, Maine, November 30, 2015 – Julia’s recent lamps, glass, and jewelry auction was a thing of beauty – […]

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Galle Marquetry from Dr. Mark Jackson Collection

By Mike Fredericks, Department Head & Dudley Browne, Consultant When the stars align and high-quality collectibles can be brought to market at conservative estimates, good things happen. James D. Julia’s November 18, 2015 sale will be no exception. Our Lamp, Glass and Fine Jewelry Auction is an amazing grouping of high-quality offerings, many of which […]

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Color Your World with Julia’s November 18, 2015 Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction

Fairfield, ME ~ October 19, 2015. It’s the can’t miss sales event of the fall – James D. Julia’s annual November Rare Lamps, Glass, & Fine Jewelry auction! This remarkable auction features over 650 lots with over $2 million in inventory from many fresh to the market private collections from all across the United States. […]

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The New York State of Mind

The New York State of Mind – Mike Fredericks, Department Head – Every once in a while, when talking with a potential consignor with a great piece, I hear those dreaded words “…this piece should probably be sold in New York.” This is the ‘Old-School ‘

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Julia’s Summer Glass & Lamp Auction Tops $1.6 Million

June 11-12, 2014. For nearly 50 years the auction firm of James D. Julia, Inc. has presented a steady string of quality auctions in each of their specialty divisions. The company has weathered economic changes and market fluctuations to remain at the top of the heap. Their most recent glass and lamp auction garnered an impressive $1.6 Million.

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Demystifying Paperweights by Debbie Tarsitano of Debbie Tarsitano Studios

Antique paperweights made in the 19th century captured floral designs, reptiles and milifiori canes in very traditional Victorian styles encased in a solid sphere of clear crystal. Artists of the 19th century generally produced paperweights in factory settings along with other decorative glass objects. Rarely signed by individual artists, most antique paperweights are attributed to a factory by motif, color palette, canes and shape. Little is known about individual artists who created the work.

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Julia’s Finishes Record Setting Season with over $1.6 Million Glass & Lamp Auction

Fairfield, ME ~ November 12-13, 2014.  Coming up on five decades in the business, James D. Julia, Inc. finished another banner year as one of the top ten auctioneers in North America.  The team brought their 2014 season to a close with a $1.5 Million glass & lamp auction that contributed to the firm’s highest […]

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Julia’s Summer Glass & Lamp Auction Tops $2.4 Million

Fairfield, ME ~ June 11-12, 2014. With a seemingly nonstop string of powerhouse auctions, the firm of James D. Julia, Inc. has done it again. While a tremendous feat to assemble a quality auction of fresh merchandise well into seven figures, Julia’s dedicated staff has worked diligently over their last 45 years in the business […]

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Julia’s Summer 2013 Rare Glass & Lamp Auction Totals Over $2.1 Million

Fairfield, ME ~ June 19-20, 2013. Those who have had the experience know that summer in Maine is special: sights and sounds you can’t get just anywhere. And for over 40 years, the firm of James D. Julia has embodied that philosophy by presenting a panoply of quality antiques and objects d’art you can’t get […]

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Julia’s Glass & Lamp Auction Produces Strong Results at $1.6 Million

Fairfield, ME ~ November 28-29, 2012. With the final days of 2012 upon us, the auction firm James D. Julia, Inc. is recording another banner year of top shelf auctions, grossing over $46 Million in sales. The icing to finish out the year came with a three-day auction extravaganza that combined two days of fine […]

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Dudley Browne to Speak at the Carder Steuben Club this Saturday

Dudley Browne, the Sales Coordinator for the James D. Julia Auctioneers Lamp and Glass division, will be speaking to the Carder Steuben Club this Saturday, September 22nd at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Dudley will be talking about the auction process in general and how it is handled at James D. Julia […]

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Julia’s Summer 2012 Fine Glass & Lamp Auction Surpasses Million Dollar Mark

With the faltering of the world economies casting uncertainty in almost all areas of life, we did not know what to expect from our June 20-21, 2012 Lamp & Glass Auction. We were delighted that the auction totaled nearly $1.1 Million! The collection of exceptional Moser glass drew a great deal of attention worldwide and […]

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Julia’s Glass & Lamp Auction Hits Over $1.5 Million

Fairfield, Maine, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2011.For three days at the close of November in rural Maine, as many are thinking of holiday preparations, the staff at James D. Julia was immersed in an auction event that showcased an outstanding array of quality antiques to contemporary objects d’art. Combining the efforts of Julia’s advertising, toy & […]

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Julia’s Summer Glass & Lamp Auction Hits Over $1.5 Million

Fairfield, Maine, June 23-24, 2011. If Julia’s recent two-day auction event proved one thing, it was that quality goods that are fresh to the market and are conservatively estimated will typically fare well at a top tier auction. As the economy continues to stabilize, one can sense a palpable optimism in the marketplace. While there […]

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Julia’s Winter Glass & Lamp Auction Approaches $2 Million Mark

Fairfield, Maine, December 1-2, 2010 ~ Hot on the heels of their hugely successful firearms auction that grossed over $10 Million (including a record $862,500 for a Fox shotgun once owned by Theodore Roosevelt) James D. Julia, Inc. just held their two-day fine lamp and art glass auction that hit a very strong $1.9 Million. […]

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Julia’s Fine Glass & Lamp Auction Nears $2 Million

Fairfield, Maine, June 22-23, 2010 ~ For the few weeks leading up to their auction, the Julia firm was filled with pride, anticipation, and trepidation. Pride because they had been told on numerous occasions that their upcoming glass and lamp auction was perhaps the largest, finest, and most diverse grouping of this type that had […]

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Julia’s Lamp & Glass Auction Lights Things Up!

Fairfield, Maine, November 19 & 20, 2009 ~ The auction firm of James D. Julia ended their 2009 auction season with a bang, setting the stage for an even more successful 2010. As part of a 3-three-day auction event, Julia’s combined the efforts of Julia’s advertising, toy & doll division head Andrew Truman and glass […]

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Julia’s Spectacular Glass & Lamp Auction the Finest Offering to Date for 2009!

Fairfield, Maine, June 19 & 20, 2009. ~ For the last few weeks, the talk in the rare lamp and art glass world has been the Julia auction of June, 19th & 20th. Without question the auction was the epitome of diversity, quality, rarity and value. This was the finest offering to take place in […]

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