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James D. Julia, Inc. held an important Annual Winter Antique, Asian & Fine Art Auction with excellent results. Over 1800 lots crossed the block from January 30 – February 1, 2013, grossing over $4 million.
It wasn’t unexpected that the highlight of the sale was an Asian object, as the market has been hot for some time now. What was surprising was that the object was Korean, not Chinese. Lot #3355 was a Korean 10-panel screen depicting animals and trees, with an inscription on the back that read “Ten Panels for Long Life”. Julia’s experts didn’t realize the importance of the screen, as it went to the auction block with a pre-sale estimate of only $3,000 – $5,000. To the delight of the consignor and the auction house, it soared to $603,750, including buyer’s premium — a hit-the-jackpot moment.
Over 400 paintings were sold on the first day, with lot #1010, selling for the highest price. Against a pre-sale estimate of $50,000 – $80,000, a Frederick Mulhaupt painting entitled Gloucester Gill Netters, sold at the low estimate. It was one of several Mulhaupt paintings consigned from the collection of John Gale.
For the highlights of the sale, click here.
I recently listed over 15 new items, including several Tiffany lamps and vases, as well as two fine Grueby vases. Click here to view the Tiffany lamps for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.
Click here to view French cameo glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.
Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and etchings by Louis Icart. Here’s the link. Philip Chasen Antiques.