Lots of interesting things have been happening in the antiques world recently. Since I have a bit more time to write about them during the spring and summer, I will be posting new blog entries twice a week, instead of once — Mondays and Thursdays for the next few weeks. So make sure you come back often and tell your friends about my blog!
James D. Julia, Inc. held its Important Lamp & Glass Auction sale on June 23-24, 2011. Sale coordinator, Dudley Browne, was generally pleased with the results, especially for the Tiffany Studios and Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre items.
Leading the Tiffany Studios items was an 18″ Peony table lamp, lot #1248. Estimated to sell for $85,000 – $100,000, it sold within the estimate for $94,875, including buyer’s premium.
A Tiffany Studios 20″ Arrowroot table lamp on an important cattail base, lot #1224, was the second highest grossing lamp. It realized $92,000, against a pre-sale estimate of $80,000 – $100,000, also within the estimate.
Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre items did well, with a malfrey pot in the Bubbles II pattern selling for $33,925, against a pre-sale estimate of $25,000 – $30,000 — near the high estimate. Sales of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre items at auction over the last few years have been on a roller coaster ride. A few years ago, they were riding high, only to fall in more recent auctions. They were hot again this auction, with bidding coming from many telephone bidders, as well as the audience in attendance.
French glass was softer than usual for a Julia’s auction. Results had been reliably strong for years. A Gallé floral table lamp with red roses led the group with a final price of $19,550, against an estimate of $16,000 – $20,000.
For the complete results, click on the following link. Julia’s Lamp & Glass results. You have to sign in first to see the results. Registration is free.Check out my new acquisitions. I recently listed a gorgeous Daum Nancy pink floral vase; a rare Tiffany Studios desk lamp in the Spanish pattern; several fine Daum vases; a Daum lamp; several Galle vases; and several more Tiffany Favrile vases. Soon I’ll be listing a very rare Louis Icart etching, entitled “Miss America” and a wonderful Tiffany Studios 7-light lily lamp with beautiful shades and a fine patina. Also coming soon will be several wonderful European ceramic items by Clement Massier, Zsolnay and Amphora. Here’s the link. chasenantiques.com