Sales total over $2.3 million at James D. Julia’s Lamp and Glass auction, June 11-12, 2014

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James D. Julia, Inc. held their Lamp and Glass auction on June 11th & 12th, 2014. It was a huge two-day sale with 1418 lots crossing the block, and sales of $2.3 million. Some areas showed strength and others weakness, with two private collections performing very well.

Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Dragon King vase, Julia's lot #1274

Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Dragon King vase, Julia’s lot #1274

The first collection was the Betty and Leonard Issod collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre. Top lot of this group was #1254, a 24″ Lustre Dragon King vase — the largest known example. It sold near its high estimate of $60,000, realizing $74,062.50, including buyer’s premium.

Pair of Moser ewers, Julia's lot #1035

Pair of Moser ewers, Julia’s lot #1035

The top lot of the George Klabin collection of Moser glass was #1035, a pair of decorated ewers. Even with a crack to the handle of one of the ewers, the lot almost doubled its high estimate of $10,000, realizing $20,737.50.

Argy-Rousseau Poppy vase, Julia's lot #2000

Argy-Rousseau Poppy vase, Julia’s lot #2000

Three French glass lots tied for the top price of $15,405 (excluding R. Lalique) — #2000, an Argy-Rousseau pâte-de-verre Poppy vase; #2082, a Daum Nancy Winter scenic boudoir lamp; and #2083, another Daum Nancy Winter scenic boudoir lamp.

Tiffany Favrile Lava vase, Julia's lot #2462

Tiffany Favrile Lava vase, Julia’s lot #2462

Lots #2462 and #2560a shared the spotlight for the highest price realized by a Tiffany Favrile vase — $14,220. #2462 was a lovely Lava example, with a hairline crack that was probably original to the making. Lot #2560a was a Paperweight example with white jonquil flowers.

For the complete results of the sale, click here.

This fabulous Gallé plum blownout vase just arrived

This fabulous Gallé plum blownout vase just arrived

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Julia’s Important Lamp & Glass Auction grosses over $1.5 million, June 23-24, 2011

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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.

Tiffany Studios 18" Peony table lamp, Julia's lot #1248

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.

Tiffany Studios 10" Arrowroot table lamp, Julia's lot #1224

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 Bubbles II malfrey pot, Julia's lot #2173

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.

Impressive 11½ inch Daum Nancy floral vase

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.