James D. Julia, Inc.

Lamp & Glass Division
June Auction Results Online
The Moorish decoration with applied bronze chains and twisted wire accent the heavily textured glass panels in the main body of this Tiffany chandelier which is further decorated with emerald green chunk jewels. This unique piece drew a great deal of attention and ultimately sold for $42,525. Click to see more highlights.
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Mike Fredericks

Mike Fredericks We are pleased to announce that Mr. Mike Fredericks has accepted the position of Department Head of our Rare Glass and Lamp division. Mike has been with James D. Julia, Inc. since 2005 as the Operations Manager and Staff Supervisor. Mike replaces Mr. Dudley Browne, who has been at the helm of the department for 12 years, and will retire to the west coast in October. Dudley and Mike will be traveling to meet consignors and working together through this transition period.

To contact Mike, call 207-453-7125 or email us at lg@jamesdjulia.com.

Mike Fredericks has 24 years of Sales and Management experience and became a licensed auctioneer in 2011.

Antique Jewelry Becoming Prominent at James D. Julia, Inc.

Antique Jewelry Our division also handles high quality Jewelry! Estate jewelry has proved to be a strong performer in this market, as evidenced by recent auction results. Fresh to the market, quality goods continue to set the bar high, even in a cautious economy. This stunning Tiffany & Co. sapphire and diamond pendant necklace reached $14,812 in our June 2013 auction!
Tiffany at Auction: Still a Strong Performer
With the recent update of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, "The Great Gatsby," you can't watch television, open a newspaper or check out a popular website and not see Gatsby mentioned somewhere. The story embodied a time and place in America where opulence, quality, and fashion ruled the day. Tiffany was, and still is, a name synonymous with affluence and success. The beauty of Tiffany lamp designs, with their intricate patterns, brilliant colors and textures combined with quality construction made the brand a hallmark of the upper echelon of society.

Tiffany lamps were manufactured by a company founded by Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of Charles Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co. He trained in the United States and Europe first as an artist, and later developed

his foundation in glass. When Louis combined his artistic vision with glass mosaics, magic was created. He continued to push the technological envelope of the era by creating new methods of production and higher expectations for the glass used in these wonderful creations. Tiffany Lamps were manufactured between the late 1890s and 1930s, originally selling from $30 to $350. In today's market, Tiffany Lamps commonly sell between $1,000 and $100,000 at auction. Rare examples in the best of condition have sold from $150,000 to over $2 Million!

Tiffany has long been tantamount with quality, fashion, and rarity. Authentic Tiffany lamps have stood the test of time, and now are even more desirable than when Jay Gatsby was doing the Charleston and cavorting with flappers in the Roaring 20s. Today, nearly 90

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years later, the "Gatsby" experience can be had at James D. Julia, Inc. where we always have an excellent variety of Tiffany at auction.

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.