Coyle’s Auction gets good results for Grueby and R. Lalique glass, June 10, 2012

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Coyle’s Auction Gallery of Bellingham, MA, held their summer auction on June 10, 2012. Many of the items were estate fresh, including a fine Grueby two color vase and an R. Lalique bowl and plate. They both did quite well.

Grueby two-color vase, sold at Coyle's Auction

The Grueby vase was two-color, with yellow flowers and leaves on a standard Grueby green ground, repeating three times around the vase. The vase was in “as found” condition, which meant that it was filthy, but in otherwise perfect condition. That’s when you know an item is really estate fresh. It sold for $10,250 + buyer’s premium, for a total of $11,787.50 — impressive!

R. Lalique opalescent bowl and plate with mermaids, sold at Coyle's Auction

An opalescent R. Lalique bowl and plate with mermaids were sold together as one lot. Continuing the strength for good or better R. Lalique at auctions everywhere, the lot sold for $3,565, including the buyer’s premium.

We’ll be exhibiting at the Redondo Beach, CA antique show July 27-29. Please come and visit us and show support by considering purchasing something. This will be our last time exhibiting in the greater LA area if we don’t sell enough to make it worth our while.

In the meantime, we’re still very much in business. Don’t hesitate to call or write, and let us know what you’d like to buy, sell, or trade.


Come visit us in Redondo Beach, July 27-29

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 Louis Icart etchings. Just recently, I added about 10 new items. I’ve listed those and more will be coming this week. Here’s the link.