Past Catalogs

December Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction
Grosses Over $2.5 Million

December 1, 2017

December Catalog Cover
December Catalog Cover

Thank you to all of our clients who made our December 1st Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry auction a tremendous success with over $2.5 million in gross sales! The bidding was fast and furious throughout the auction, with bidders from all over the world competing over top-tier selections from Tiffany, Handel, Daum Nancy, and Galle, among others. After the hammer finally came to rest after a long and exciting day, 40 lots made $10,000-$25,000, 9 lots sold between $25,001 and $50,000, and a remarkable 8 lots realized over $50,000, pushing the total gross over $2.5 million.

This auction’s colorful offering of Tiffany lighting truly caught the eyes – and interest – of collectors. Leaded examples continue to be favorites and included the day’s three top grossing sales. The first, lot 1473, was a highly desirable and petitely proportioned Rose and Butterfly table lamp decorated with yellow roses and striated yellow and red butterflies within a mottled blue and white opalescent honeycomb background. This absolute rarity, the first one ever handled by Julia’s experts, realized $84,700 on a $65,000-80,000 estimate. The second, lot 1516, was a Geranium table lamp blooming with red geranium flowers and large striated and mottled green leaves set against a striated blue and white background. This gorgeous example changed hands at $84,700. And the third, lot 1428, was a Nasturtium chandelier which sold for $84,700 on an $65,000-80,000 estimate. This big beauty simply glows with its mottled yellow and amber flowers and large mottled green leaves, set against a mottled blue background.

Buyers were also clearly turned on with this auction’s offerings of other terrific Tiffany fixtures. Lot 1530, a pair of cast bronze Apple Blossom torchieres crowned with hexagonal shades decorated with pink and cream glass flowers was estimated at $30,000-40,000 and realized $45,375. And two chainmaille sconces detailed with iridescent glass panels and a Moorish design of tight swirls of bronze rope climbed to $22,990 – almost twice their high estimate!

This sale’s selection of fine antique lighting from other top-tier brands was also electrifying. Excellent examples from Handel took the spotlight here. Perhaps the most outstanding was lot 1610, a reverse painted Aquarium lamp which made $60,500. This exquisite example is decorated with an underwater scene of fish swimming among aquatic plants, with each panel finished on the exterior with chipped ice. A similar example is pictured in the book Handel Lamps by Robert Falco, Carol Goldman Hibel, and John Hibel, page 119. Other bright spots included lot 1638, a Pairpoint Puffy table lamp decorated with roses and butterflies that doubled its low estimate to realize $6,050, and lot 1653, a Morgan Pansy table lamp that sold for $22,990. This particularly attractive and well-made example blossoms with its leaded glass shade covered with colorful, hand enameled flowers.

Galle art glass continues to captivate collectors with its timeless quality, craftsmanship, and outstanding designs. Lot 1115, a unique Butterflies in Flight cameo vase with an opaque powder blue glass outer layer on top of a yellow glass core, took flight at $19,360. And lot 1111, a mold blown Rhododendron vase featuring unique, somewhat dichroic glass (rich green and bright red when unlit and red/amber when lit) made $18,150 – more than 2.5 times its low estimate!

Fine art glass from other French and English manufacturers also made headlines in this auction. Lot 1005, a Daum Nancy vase with a quatrefoil base leading to a free-form organic mouth and decorated with leaves, stems, and flowers, was a natural favorite with collectors. It sold for $13,310. Lot 1010, a Daum Nancy Corbeau et Grenouille cameo vase featuring a raven resting on a tree branch, cameo flowers, and a frog all set against an amber to red mottled background, climbed to $15,125. Lot 1155, a Le Verre Francais Poissons vase detailed with orange fish, green aquatic vegetation, a purple foot, and internal bubbles realized $13,310. An example of similar pattern is illustrated in the book Charles Schneider by Joulin/Maier, page 175. Lot 1259, a Webb epergne decorated with padded red fish and a carved center bud vase, netted $13,310. And lot 1220, a heavily enameled Camille Faure vase in blue, white, black, purple, and mauve made $6,655.

Lovely examples of decorative and functional art from United States manufacturers struck a patriotic chord with buyers. Lot 1453, a Tiffany Studios bronze Treasure Chest inkwell hit the jackpot, more than tripling its low estimate and realizing $17,545. Lot 1588, a set of four Tiffany Studios polychromed Zodiac blotter corners did astronomically well, making $9,075 on its $500-800 estimate. Lot 1706, a Royal Flemish vase decorated with a Venetian harbor scene rose to $14,520 on its $3,500-4,500 estimate. Lot 1281, three William De Morgan pottery chargers featuring birds and wildlife in shades of tan, red, and orange, served up $21,780, more than seven times its high estimate. And lot 1724, a 7” tall plated amberina pitcher – one of a number of fine examples from an unreserved collection from Ontario, Canada – sold for $7,260, more than twice its low estimate.

This sale tempted customers with nearly 100 completely unreserved lots of fine jewelry from private estates. Lot 1358, an 18kt yellow gold, carved coral, and diamond suite consisting of a ring, pendant and earclips with rope-twist surround and pave highlights – originally estimated at $400-600 – sold for a whopping $3,025. And lot 1340, a platinum and diamond ring centered by a 3.76ct cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant cut yellow diamond sparkled its way to $20,570.

This comprehensive sale rounded out with a great variety of pottery, bronzes, paperweights, and other decorative art selections. Lot 1283, a very appealing 7” tall Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Goblin vase, decorated with brown goblins sporting blue wings, realized $10,890.

Click here to see prices realized.

June 16th Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction
Exceeds $4.3 million

June 16th, 2017: 10am

June 2017 Catalog Cover
June 2017 Catalog Cover

Another Record Breaking Auction for Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry

It was standing room only in the auction hall for James D. Julia’s June 16th Rare Lamps & Glass auction. The day was an incredible success, with a total of over $4.3 million in gross sales, setting a new division record for the second auction in a row. Tiffany Studios ruled the day, with many of our clients telling us it was the best Tiffany auction in the last 25 years. Highlights included lot 1108, an impressive and rare Tiffany Studios floor lamp with all over dogwood design and an unusual irregular floral lower border which sold for $406,600, blowing through its pre-auction estimate of $100,000-150,000. Another Tiffany highlight was lot 1099, a dragonfly chandelier that was estimated at $100,000-150,000 and sold for an impressive $228,100. Lot 1365 was a spectacular Tiffany Studios Wisteria leaded glass window that also shattered its pre-auction estimate and sold for $257,850. Click here to read more.

The next Rare Lamp, Glass & Fine Jewelry sale will be in November, 2017 and we look forward to building on the success and momentum of the last two tremendous and record-setting auctions. Department Head Mike Fredericks will soon be back on the road meeting with consignors, so if you have high value items, a collection or an estate that you are considering selling we’d like to hear from you.

Fall Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction
Totals Over $3.4 Million!

November 18, 2016: 10am

November 2016 - Catalog Cover
November 2016 - Catalog Cover

James D. Julia’s November 18th Rare Lamps & Glass auction was an incredible success with a total of $3.4 Million, the highest grossing auction in the division’s history. Many genres featured extraordinary results, including a Tiffany Studios Dragonfly lamp reaching $515,475; a beautiful Tiffany Studios Peony shade on a rare Mosaic Turtleback base selling for $391,050 and an exceptional Tiffany Studios Poppy shade on a desirable Cattail Lily Pond base reaching $219,225. French art glass was well-received with a group of high-quality examples from a Mid-West collection being sold, including a Galle marquetry Crocus vase selling for $52,732, a rare Rousseau Wolf-in-the-Snow vase sold for $34,957.50, and an exceptional Daum Nancy Violet and Locust vase achieving $30,810. Tiffany and Co. sterling silver also set high marks with several pieces surpassing the estimates, the highlight of the group being a rare Tiffany & Co. mixed-metal cocoa pot selling for a remarkable $40,290.

June Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction
Totals Over $2.8 Million!

June 16th & 17th, 2016: 10am

June Catalog Cover
June Catalog Cover

From a Private Texas Collection
The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Brian Bojesen
The Royal Flemish Collection of Mrs. Jackie and the late Dean Ballard
From the Estate of Mr. David Barnett, Lancaster PA

James D. Julia’s June 2016 Lamp, Glass, and Fine Jewelry auction reached over $2.8 Million! Highlights included an amazing Tiffany Studios Geranium table lamp selling for $94,800; a Tiffany Studios blue belted Dogwood lamp hitting $59,250; a highly-detailed Webb floral cameo vase selling for $33,180; a rare Handel #6826 Stream Scene lamp reaching $35,550; a beautiful Daum Nancy Rain Scene lamp from a Texas collection selling for $23,700; a Galle mold-blown Plum vase from the Bojesen Collection selling for $11,850; and a rare Galle Penguin vase that shattered the presale estimate of $20,000 to reach $46,689; and a lovely 5.15Ct Lady’s Platinum Cape Diamond Ring selling for $20,145 just to name a few!

November 2015 Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction
Surpassed Expectations At Over $2.4 Million!

November 18, 2015

November Catalog Cover
November Catalog Cover

The Collection of Dr. Robert LeVere (Lots 1000-1063) UNRESERVED
The Collection of Dean & Kate Armstrong (Lots 1064-1087) UNRESERVED
A Collection from a Long Island, NY Estate (Lots 1088-1120) UNRESERVED
The Collection of Dr. Mark Jackson (Lots 1121-1166)
The Tiffany Lamp Collection of Jean Paul Loup (Lots 1167-1174 & 1196)

James D. Julia’s Fall 2015 Lamps, Glass and Fine Jewelry sale surpassed expectations at over $2.4 Million with several private collections and exceptional highlight lots outperforming the pre-sale estimates. Highlights include a rare Tiffany Studios Koi lamp selling for $106,650; a beautifully executed Galle marquetry Iris vase selling at $53,325 and a rare Loetz Phaenomen 691 vase selling for $29,625, both from the Dr. Mark Jackson collection; from a Long Island New York estate collection, a stunning group of Tiffany Favrile samples reached $17,775 and a very early Tiffany gourd vase sold for $11,850. These are just a few of the many fantastic items that crossed the block with amazing results.

June Lamp, Glass & Jewelry Auction
Totals Over $1.6 Million!

June 18th, 2015

James D. Julia’s June 2015 sale offered over 750 high quality Decorative Arts objects to the market, resulting in over $1.6 Million. With fine examples of Antique Lighting, Art Glass, Fine Silver and Estate Jewelry crossing the block, there was something available to every collectors interest. A beautifully colored Tiffany Tulip Table lamp estimated at $30,000 sold for $35,197. An exceptionally rare Handel Aquarium Lamp, sometimes referred to as an “Underwater” scene, sold for $32,750. Several nice Pairpoint Puffy lamps were sold, one of the finest being a Puffy Azalea surpassing its $12,500 estimate to sell for $14,812. A very nice Duffner and Kimberly Colonial pattern table lamp with a pre-sale estimate of $3,500 reached $6,792. The Betty and Leonard Issod Collection of Wedgwood Fairyland was represented well, with an Imps on the Bridge vase in a rare color combination selling for $17,775 and a lovely Sycamore Tree vase achieving $9,480 against its $8000 estimate, just to name a few examples. Highlighting the French cameo offering was a beautiful Daum winter scene lamp with a pre-sale estimate of $9000 making it to $16,590 and several well-executed Galle mold blown floral vases exceeding their estimates to sell for $11,850 each. Items from the Susan and Roy Bittan Collection of Schneider performed well with a rare Le Verre Francais Chats ceiling light estimated at $4,000 reaching $8,887 and a stunning monumental Kalanchoe pattern lamp surpassing its $3,000 estimate to sell for $4,443. American art glass was led by a stunning blue favrile decorated Tiffany vase estimated at $7000 soaring to $14,220. A rare Steuben paperweight cologne more than doubling its presale estimate of $5,000 to hit $10,665. Jewelry, an expanding part of our division, also saw success with examples such as the beautiful 5.1ct Burmese Sapphire and Diamond ring offered at $8,500 ultimately reaching $15,405, and an exquisite Belle Epoque Diamond and Platinum brooch selling for $8887 against a $6,000 pre-sale estimate. As is the continuing theme in today’s unpredictable economy, conservatively estimated high-quality goods perform well at auction!

We are now accepting consignments for our Fall 2015 auction. With our reputation for honest and fair dealings, the most competitive commission rates in the industry and proven results, Julia’s is unquestionably the best venue for quality merchandise. For your single high-value item or an entire collection, contact us today to be included in our next extraordinary event!

November Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.7 Million!

November 12th & 13th, 2014

Catalog Cover
Catalog Cover

With a wide variety of items offered, Julia’s Lamp and Glass department has yet another successful auction totaling over $1.7 Million. Rare and high-quality pieces with conservative estimates brought outstanding results to buyers in several categories. With several private collections offered and performing exceptionally well, James D. Julia once again proves it is the venue to bring these valuable treasures to market. If you have a single item or an entire collection, contact us today for a no obligation consultation.

We are currently accepting consignments for our Spring 2015 Auction. Whether you have a single item or an entire collection, please contact us today!

June Lamp and Glass Auction
Totals Nearly $2.5 Million

June 11th & 12th, 2014

June Catalog Cover
June Catalog Cover

The James D. Julia, Inc. Lamp and Glass division enjoys continued success with another exciting auction with active participation and impressive results. The Betty and Leonard Issod collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre was a resounding success with may pieces exceeding high estimates, including the Dragon King vase with a low estimate of $40,000 selling for $74,062.50. The George Klabin Collection of Moser glass was also well-received with many pieces surpassing estimates, including a rare Moser decorated lamp with a low estimate of $5,000 selling for $10,665, a pair of decorated ewers estimated at $7,000 reaching $20,737.50, and a beautifully decorated monumental vase estimated at $9,000 selling for $14,812.50 just to name a few. R. Lalique performed very well once again, with a Six Danseuse flacon estimated at $15,000 selling for $21,330; a Cariatides lamp offered at $7,000 reaching $17,775, a lovely blue Acanthus vase with a $14,000 estimate selling for $17,775, and a wonderfully colored Phalene D’Heraud butterfly perfume estimated at $7,000 reaching $10,665. With strong performances across so many genres, we look forward to building our Fall 2014 Lamp and Glass auction.

If you have a single item of interest or an entire collection, contact us today to share in our success!

Fall Lamp & Glass
Auction Totals Over $2.4 Million!

November 20th & 21st, 2013

The November 2013 Rare Glass and Lamp auction proves to be another resounding success at $2.4 Million in sales, with positive results across many categories.

Victorian glass was highlighted by a Mt. Washington Royal Flemish Egyptian scene estimated at $17,500 selling for $18,960, and a fabulous Mt. Washington Lava Glass toothpick offered at $1000-$1500 skyrocketing to $10,072.50. The Moser glass collection of George Klabin was successfully featured in the sale, with examples such as a lovely Moser 3-pc garniture set estimated at $1,500-$2,000 reaching $7,821; an ornately decorated rigaree handled pitcher estimated at $5,000-$7,000 selling for $8,295; and a wonderfully decorated Moser salamander pitcher offered at $4,000-$6,000 reaching $5,925. Perhaps some of the best results were with the offering of Loetz art glass, with many lots selling well over the high estimates. Examples are a beautiful Titania vase offered at $3,000-$5,000 selling for $6517.50; a stunning Phanomen vase estimated at $7,000-$10,000 reaching $11,257.50; a tri-color Phanomen estimated at $2,500-$3,500 that achieved $5,925; and a wonderful Cytisus estimated at $2,500-$3,500 selling for $4,740. Durand was well represented with several examples such as a crackle lava vase estimated at $2,500-$3,500 selling for $3,851.25; and a Moorish crackle torchiere offered at $2,000-$3,000 selling for $2,903.25. Several examples of R. Lalique from a private collector were offered, with a Victoire mascot reaching $23,700; a stunning Vittesse mascot selling for $17,775; and a lovely opalescent Bacchantes vase selling for $27,847.50. Wedgwood had a strong showing, selling above estimate, with a Fairlyland Malfrey Pot estimated at $8,500-$10,500 selling for $14,812.50; a Fairyland punchbowl offered at $7,500-$9,500 selling for $11,850; and a Fairyland Melba center bowl offered at $4,000-$6,000 reaching $7,110. Art glass shades from Quezal, Steuben, LustreArt and more performed well, as well as solid numbers from an offering of early lighting from a coastal Maine estate. Tiffany lighting was again a strong performer with many highlights surpassing expectations. An amazing Tiffany Dragonfly lamp offered at $70,000-$90,000 achieved an amazing result of $118,500; the beautiful Tiffany Nasturtium chandelier estimated at $60,000-$80,000 realized $88,875; and a wonderful, fresh-to-the-market Tiffnay geometric Dogwood band lamp offered at $20,000-$30,000 reached $43,845. Tiffany metal work was led by a stunning performance by a pair of Tiffany Studios tulip-tree candlesticks offered at $5,000-$7,000 achieving a remarkable $26,070. The highlight of the Pairpoint offering was a beautiful Puffy Apple Tree lamp selling for $20,737. A lovely Duffner & Kimberly peony floor lamp estimated at $14,000-$16,000 sold for $26,070. Handel was also well represented with a Handel Blackbird lamp reaching $11,850; a Handel floral 6688 selling for $10,665; and a beautiful Handel Egyptian Ruins table lamp estimated at $5000-$7000 reaching $9,480. This is just a small sample of the fantastic results!

The strong interest and positive results were a great success, and we hope to continue the momentum into the June 2014 auction. If you have a single item or an entire collection, we encourage you to contact us today!

Lamp & Glass Dept. Head Mike Fredericks will be traveling to New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida (attending the Miami Beach Antique Show) as well as several pick ups within the state, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, back through New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and back to our offices in Fairfield, Maine on or around February 7, 2014. Whether you have a single high quality item or an entire collection contact us today. Consignments close May 2, 2014.

June Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Nearly $2.2 Million!

June 19th & 20th, 2013

The June 19th & 20th Rare Glass and Lamp auction showed strong results across multiple categories with active participation from both returning and new clientele. Fine quality art glass and lamps continue to have a strong showing in a resurging market, as illustrated by the nearly $2.2 Million result against a $1.5 Million low estimate for lots sold.

The final sale for long-time department head Dudley Browne began with a great selection of Mt. Washington glass highlighted by a Royal Flemish ewer estimated at $3,000-$5,000 realizing $7,110. A wonderful offering of Moser crossed the block with a decorated center bowl with heavily ruffled edge estimated from $8,000-$12,000 reaching $10,072. Paperweights were once again well represented with a Clichy concentric mushroom design selling for $6,517. The selection of silver performed well with a Geo. Jensen Henning Koppel piece exceeding the $12,000-$15,000 estimate by reaching $18,367. In the jewelry category, a lovely Tiffany diamond and sapphire pendent necklace hit $14,821 against a $8,000-$12,000 estimate. A rare clear Webb vase with applied decoration soared past the $7,000-$10,000 pre-sale estimate to finish at $18,367. French Cameo highlights included a Galle marquetry Iris vase estimated at $14,000-$16,000 selling strongly for $21,330 and a Daum wheel-carved Poppy vase hitting $14,220. A beautiful Argy-Rousseau Apple Picker vase garnered $18,960 against its $8,000-$12,000 estimate. Art glass showed very well with an exquisite Steuben presentation vase surpassing its presale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 before ultimately selling for $13,035. The phenomenal selection of rare lamps brought strong prices again, with an exceedingly rare Pairpoint Puffy Owl lamp selling over its $60,000 high estimate at $77,025, and an attic-found Tiffany curtain-boarder hanger outperforming its $20,000-$30,000 presale estimate with a remarkable final price of $77,025.

The continued interest and strong results made for an exciting send-off for Dudley Browne and a rousing welcome for the new Lamp and Glass department head, Mike Fredericks. We look forward to continued success in the Fall 2013 auction and whether for a single item or an entire collection, we encourage you to contact us today!

Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.6 Million!

Nov. 28th & 29th, 2012

Our November 28-29, 2012 Lamp & Glass auction was a rousing success with strong results across the board. We saw very strong bidder participation in all areas with a lot of new bidders coming to the market as well as interest from past bidders who have not participated at auction in the past several years. We are very excited to see these new and past bidders coming into the market. We feel this sale shows a resurgence in fine art glass and lighting. The sale began with a fine collection of contemporary paperweights which was highlighted by a Paul Stankard Botanical Root Spirit paperweight which realized $6,612. The paperweights were followed by a nice selection of Steuben art glass which was highlighted by a gold Aurene vase with a brown Aurene pulled feather design which was estimated at $4,500-$6,500 and realized $8,050. There was a strong interest in lamps across the board with a Pairpoint Puffy Poppy table lamp estimated at $10,000-$12,000 which sold for $14,950. A Duffner & Kimberly Ivy table lamp which was estimated at $4,000-$6,000 sold for $10,350. French cameo glass also saw a great deal of interest with a wonderful Galle floral marquetry vase estimated at $15,000-$20,000 selling for $25,875 and another Galle floral marquetry estimated at $10,000-$15,000 selling for $21,850. As always Tiffany was very popular highlighted by the Tiffany Studios Venetian table lamp estimated at $60,000-$80,000 which realized $103,500 and a Tiffany decorated red favrile vase which was estimated at $8,000-$12,000 and realized $10,925. We are very excited about this renewed interest and strong results and have already started looking forward to our spring Lamp & Glass auction. Whether you have a single high quality item or an entire collection please contact us today!

June Lamp & Glass Auction
Totaled Nearly $1.1 Million!

June 20th & 21st, 2012

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 was highlighted by the monumental decorated and applied vase which sold for $26,450 within the estimate range of $20,000-$30,000. Once again paperweights drew a great deal of attention and highly competitive bidding with one highlight being a Clichy loop garland paperweight from the Una & Henry Blake collection which was estimated at $5,000-$7,000 and sold near the top of the estimate at $6,900. French cameo glass showed some weakness in the auction but high quality items that were fresh to the market still did very well. A Daum Nancy prairie vase estimated at $10,000-$15,000 sold for $14,950. Good pieces of Tiffany Studios continue to draw a great deal of interest. A few of the highlights include a Tiffany Studios window sketch which was estimated at $2,000-$3,000 and sold for $5,175. A magnificent Tiffany Studios decorated black vase was estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and sold for $25,300. A very nice Tiffany Studios Tiffany dragonfly table lamp estimated at $60,000-$80,000 sold for $69,000. We are already accepting consignments for our fall Lamp & Glass sale. Please contact us today if you have an important single item or an entire collection! Let us show you how we can put James D. Julia�s marketing and reputation for fair dealings to work for you!

Fall Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.5 Million!

December 1 & 2, 2011

The December 1 & 2, 2011 Lamp & Glass Auction was a great success totaling over $1.5 Million! The auction saw resurgence in interest in both Early and Victorian glass with a pair of Sandwich glass whale oil lamps estimated at $1,500 to $2,500 and selling for $4,830. A large selection of rare paperweights drew attention from around the world and was highlighted by a Clichy millefiori close pack paperweight estimated at $2,000 to $3,000 and sold for $9,200. French cameo glass was highlighted by a spectacular Eugene Michel cameo and intaglio carved vase which was estimated at $10,000 to $15,000 and sold for $47,150. There was a great deal of interest in Tiffany items with a Tiffany stained glass window sketch estimated at $2,000 to $3,000 and sold for $18,400 and a Tiffany Arrowroot table lamp estimated at $35,000 to $45,000 and sold for $51,750. Please see our list of unsold lots and feel free to contact us with realistic offers. Also see our complete prices realized here on our website.

Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.5 Million!

June 23rd & 24th, 2011

We are very pleased with the success of our June 23-24th Lamp & Glass auction which totaled over $1.5 Million. Lamps were very strong with a Tiffany Arrowroot table lamp with lily pad and cattail base selling for $92,000, while an 18” Peony sold for $94,875! A Handel leaded Wisteria table lamp sold for $20,125 and a Handel reverse painted Daffodil table lamp sold for $10,350. Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre was very strong with a Bubbles II malfrey pot selling for $33,925 and Lahore covered vase selling for $15,525. While the French cameo glass market has showed some softness, there were still some very impressive sales including a monumental 21” cameo and enameled Columbine vase which sold for $12,650 and a Galle cameo table lamp which sold for $19,550. You can view our entire prices realized here online.

Lamp and Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.9 Million!

December 1 & 2, 2010

WOW!!! Our December 1 & 2, 2010 Lamp & Glass Auction well surpassed our expectations. The sale totaled $1.9 Million and a great number of items sold well above the high estimates. A Tiffany Aquamarine vase estimated at $15,000-$20,000 drew a lot of attention and sold for $34,500. A magnificent Tiffany Peony Border floor lamp estimated at $125,000-$175,000 sold for $172,500. A wonderful Quezal hooked feather vase estimated at $1,500-$2,500 sold for $6,900 and a wonderful pair of whale oil lamps estimated at $1,200-$1,400 sold for $11,500. We are extremely pleased with the results of this sale and will immediately start working on our Spring 2011 sale.

June Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Just Under $2 Million!

June 22 & 23, 2010

With the world’s economies still floundering, it is very hard to predict what auction results will be in today’s world. We came into this auction with thoughts of pride, anticipation and trepidation. Pride; for the extensive and diverse offering of fine art glass and lighting. Anticipation; because of the considerable amount of monetary value being offered. Trepidation; because of uncertainty of how the economic conditions might affect buyers. We are very pleased and proud to announce that the sale was a wonderful success totaling nearly $2 Million! Tiffany remained very strong with the highlight being the Tiffany Geranium table lamp estimated at $30,000-$40,000 and sold to the winning bidder for $63,250. See the Selected Highlights for more of the outstanding prices realized.

Lamp & Glass Auction Outstanding Auction
Totals Over $1.5 Million!

November 19 & 20, 2009

With very strong participation from bidders around the world, the November lamp and glass auction was a resounding success totaling in excess of $1.5 Million! The sale was highlighted by a beautiful Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamp that sold for $63,250. A Tiffany Studios 16” Dragonfly table lamp which sold for $40,250. A wonderful Tiffany Studios flower form vase sold for $11,500. Two magnificent E. Michel cameo glass vases; one selling for $25,300 and the other selling for $20,125. A gorgeous Daum Nancy blackbird vase with eighteen blackbirds had a presale estimate of $10,000 to $15,000 selling for $12,650 and a truly beautiful Tiffany red favrile decorated cabinet vase with an estimate of $3,000 to $5,000; selling for $6,612.50. An exceptional Parrot & Aquarium leaded glass window estimated at $3,000 to $5,000 selling for $16,100. The sale definitely showed a strong turn around in the economic conditions in the antiques world.

Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.7 Million!

June 19 & 20, 2009

The talk in the art glass world for weeks prior to our June 19th & 20th auction was that based on quality, rarity, diversity and value, this was the finest offering of rare lamps and art glass to take place this year anywhere, and indeed it was. There was a breath-taking array of superb items and the response, despite the economy, was simply terrific. As was fully expected, with this downturn in the economy, not everything sold and there were more bargains than there were 1-1/2 to 2 years ago when the economy was very upbeat. But the really exciting news about this auction was that A) the sale produced over $1.7 Million in sales; B) it was the largest crowd in attendance at a Julia Lamp & Glass auction for many years with bidders flying in from as far away as Israel to attend the sale, but C) most excitingly was some of the results. Some of the rare things saw tremendous participation and extremely strong prices. Whether you have one item or an entire collection, contact us immediately. Our marketing and promotion plan is exceeded by none, our terms are the lowest in the industry for expensive quality items and no one produces any stronger results. Call us today!

Important Fall Lamp and Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.6 Million!

November 21 & 22, 2008

While the economic downturn has undoubtedly affected every aspect of American business, we are very pleased with the outcome of our fall Lamp & Glass auction totaling over $1.6 Million. It showed once again, that very high quality art glass and lighting have certain immunity to negative economic conditions. Highlighting the sale was a fantastic Tiffany Studios red tulip table lamp estimated at $70,000 to $100,000 and sold for $109,250 also in the area of fine lighting was a spectacular Gorham leaded table lamp of very large size and spectacular color. The lamp sold for $47,150. Handel reverse painted lamps were extremely strong with strong competitive bidding running the prices to very strong levels. An outstanding Handel Jungle Bird from the Gaba Estate sold for $15,812 against an estimate of $10,000 to $15,000 while a Handel blue Chinese Pheasant table lamp sold for $27,600 against an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000. Quality art glass also showed strong values with a spectacular Tiffany Studios pastel candlestick setting a new World Record for a piece of Tiffany pastel at $6,612. A fine monumental Daum Nancy swan vase estimated at $10,000-$15,000 sold for $18,400.

Julia’s Largest Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Over $3 Million!

June 19 & 20, 2008

If anyone had a concern about the present state of the Glass and Lamp collectibles market in the present economy, those fears should have completely evaporated with the results of our June 19th & 20th auction. Collectors from all over the world competed for this choice offering of rare glass and lamps with an obvious enthusiasm and confidence in rare tangible assets as perhaps opposed to the current stock market. The pre-sale estimate of the total sold on the 19th and 20th was $2,227,655.00 with a final result of $3 million, approximately 33% over estimate. This is the largest lamp and glass auction conducted by the Julia Auction Company to date, and was one of the largest auctions of rare glass and lamps conducted by any firm in North America. There was a vast array of quality and rarity, which was eagerly competed for with, in some cases, dramatic results.

This was a widely diverse sale with glass ranging from Ancient Roman to Victorian to Tiffany and French Cameo glass to Contemporary art glass. The lamp section of the sale featured over 110 quality lamps by makers such as Tiffany, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Wilkinson, Pairpoint and many more. The auction featured consignments from numerous estates as well as individual consignors from across North America. Our special thanks to all who participated in this record breaking auction!

Important Lamp & Glass Auction
Grosses Over $1.7 Million!

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2007

Our Fall Lamp & Glass sale was another resounding success with strong participation from around the world. The sale was highlighted by several private collections that had not seen the market for many years. A rare collection of fine Quezal attracted a great deal of interest from the most advanced collectors in the world. While a fine collection of rare Tiffany Studios Bookmark desk accessories jammed our phone lines with as many as 22 bidders on the phones at one time! The sale, which totaled nearly $1.7 Million, once again confirms James D. Julia as the leading Lamp & Glass auctioneer in North America. The department is already hard at work on the Spring 2008 Lamp & Glass sale which once again promises to be one of the best in the world! Contact Dudley Browne or Julie Killam today with your quality consignments.

Spring Lamp & Glass Auction
Totals Over $1.7 Million!

June 29 & 30, 2007

The summer Lamp & Glass sale was a huge success setting several record prices for Mt. Washington decorated Burmese and exceeding high estimate on numerous pieces of Tiffany, Steuben, Lalique & French cameo glass. The auction drew bidders from across North America as well as around the world. The Lamp & Glass Department is already hard at work accepting consignments for the fall auction. Please call today to take advantage of our strong marketing program and honest reputation.

Important Lamp & Glass Auction
A Huge Success Totaling Over $1.8 Million!

December 1st & 2nd, 2006

Our fall Lamp & Glass auction will offer some of the rarest items to come to auction as well as a wide variety of outstanding glass and lamps. Highlighting the sale will be an extremely rare Pairpoint Puffy Owl lamp. Prior to our discovery of this lamp, there were only 5 known to exist. The sale will also include many extremely fine pieces of Tiffany, Steuben, Quezal, Galle and Daum as well as a large collection of very fine and rare miniature lamps. Once again we will be offering a fine selection of rare Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre including a Ghostly Woods malfrey pot, a fine Lahore Imperial bowl and an extremely rare watercolor of a fairyland scene by Daisy Makeig-Jones. This is definitely a sale you won’t want to miss!

Item Sold
Pairpoint puffy owl lamp Sold $86,250.00
Steuben red aurene decorated vase Sold $40,000.00
Daum seagull vase Sold $27,600.00
Daum prairie vase Sold $10,350.00
Daum wheel carved cornflower vase Sold $6,900.00
Daum dragonfly vase Sold $17,250.00
Stevens & Williams Cranberry Mini Lamp Sold $5,175.00
Tiffany “Byzantine” inkwell Sold $4,887.50
Tiffany Studios “Art Deco” pen tray Sold $2,300.00
Tiffany Studios “Ninth Century” paperweight Sold $2,587.50

Important Lamp & Glass Auction
Final Selling Price Tops $2.3 Million!

June 16 & 17, 2006

Julia’s summer Fine Lamp & Glass auction was not just another auction. Outstanding collections and fresh discoveries coupled with a world class marketing program enticed and attracted a plethora of buyers from across the country and around the globe. Julia’s blew the doors off with outstanding results, including some new World Auction Records. Offered was a wide variety of exceptional art glass and lighting including Tiffany, Mt. Washington, Steuben, as well as a fine array of French cameo glass and rare pottery. Consisting of over 1,100 lots gathered from various collections and estates from across North America, the two-day gross topped $2.3 Million.

Item Sold
Mt. Washington Royal Flemish
Double Handled Vase
Sold $28,175.00
Steuben Red Aurene Vase Sold $33,350.00
Quezal Jack In The Pulpit Sold $13,225.00
Tiffany Studios Poppy Table Lamp Sold $13,800.00
Daum Nancy Prairie Vase Sold $20,125.00
Galle Polar Bear Vase Sold $34,500.00
Rare Pairpoint Begonia Table Lamp Sold $51,750.00

Fall Lamp & Glass Auction
Final Selling Price Over $1.7 Million!

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2005

Our Fall Lamp & Glass Auction is possibly the finest overall offering of fine art glass and lighting we have had. From the spectacular Tiffany Peacock Feather table lamp to the extremely rare Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre “Ghostly Woods” malfrey pot, there is something in this sale for every discerning collector. We are very fortunate to be able to offer 2 pieces of Daum Nancy with very rare applied and wheel-carved dragonflies. The exceptionally high quality Tiffany Cameo Creamer is from the former A. Douglas Nash collection.The Handel 16″ Hydrangea Reverse-Painted table lamp is only the second example we have ever seen and the Webb Gem Cameo vase is truly a spectacular example. On top of all of these rare pieces we will also be offering over 15 pieces of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre, over 60 fine lamps, over 150 art glass shades, and hundreds more fine lots of Tiffany, French cameo glass, rare Victorian art glass, and much, much more.

Fall Lamp & Glass Auction
Spectacular Success with Sales Nearing $1.7 Million!

November 19th-21st, 2003

We were also very excited to offer a truly outstanding art glass shade collection belonging to the noted collector and authority Jon Heiden. His collection is well known throughout the country for its rare and unusual shades.

Item Sold
Spectacular Tiffany Floral Bouquet Leaded Shade Sold $218,500
Tiffany Poppy Table Lamp Sold $81,650
2.52 Diamond Solitaire Sold $39,100
Blue Aurene Dec. Vase Sold $25,875
Tiffany Linenfold Lamp Sold $24,150
Tiffany Swirling Leaf Lamp Sold $18,975
Tiffany Linenfold Table Lamp Sold $16,675
Tiffany Lamp Base Sold $16,100
Micro-Mosaic Inlaid Table Sold $16,100
Tifany Acorn Table Lamp Sold $14,375

2003 Spring Auction
A Resounding Success at Over $895k!

May 3, 2003

As always this was be a widely diverse sale with selections ranging from fine Victorian art glass to wonderful examples of Steuben including Aurene, Cluthera, Acid cut back and more. Of course there was a fine selection of beautiful Tiffany glass including a rare vase made for the Alaska Yukon exposition, as well as many more vases, and accessories.


Item Sold
Tiffany Nasturtium Trellis Hanging Lamp Sold $83,375
Argy Rousseau Pate De Verre Wolf Vase Sold $48,875
Tiffany Poinsettia Table Lamp Sold $47,000
18K Malachite & Diamond Presentation Clock Sold $34,500
Lg. Galle Lake Como Vase Sold $28,750
Tiffany Leaded Daffodil Lamp Sold $22,712.50
Webb Cameo Swan’s Head Perfume Sold $14,950
Steuben Tyrian Vase Sold $8,912.50
Mt. Washington Crown Milano Vase Sold $4,600
Tiffany “Bookmark” Desk Clock Sold $3,335

Spectacular Tiffany Nasturtium Hanger.
SOLD: $89,125

Important Fall Lamp & Glass Auction
Reaches Over $1 Million!

November 15 & 16, 2002

We put together this offering from estates, collections and individual items from all over North America. From quality Victorian art glass such as plated amberina, Mt. Washington and Wheeling Peach Blow to fine examples of French cameo glass to extremely fine works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. There was something here for everyone!

Item Sold
Galle Marquetry vase Sold $39,675
Extremely rare and fine signed Tiffany floriform vase Sold $22,425
Loetz Phanomen vase Sold $12,650
Important signed Schneider padded vase Sold $12,075
Plated Amberina ruffled bowl Sold $8,050
Tiffany Calyx floriform vase Sold $8,050
Rare Loetz vase with heart decoration Sold $4,600
Signed Daum cameo & enameled vase Sold $2,415

Important Spring Lamp & Glass Auction
A Tremendous Success at $750k!

May 4, 2002

The highly anticipated spring Lamp & Glass auction was no disappointment! With a full gallery and bank of phones busy all day. Eager bidders excitedly competed for the diverse selection of quality art glass and lamps resulting in extremely strong prices. Happy buyers and sellers were to be found throughout the sale.

Item Sold
Tiffany Poinsettia lamp Sold $46,000
Monumental Daum Vase w/applied Berries Sold $17,250
Daum Winter Scene Lamp Sold $12,075
Tiffany Exhibition Agate vase Sold $11,730
Monumental Tiffany vase Sold $9,775
Royal Flemish ewer Sold $9,200
Rare Daum Bee vase Sold $8,625
Faberge diamond & enamel buckle Sold $7,475
Wedgewood Fairyland Lustre vase Sold $6,325
Steuben Plum Jade cut back bowl Sold $5,175