Finest ever offerings at Julia’s spring glass and lamp auction

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This Tiffany Studios mosaic centerpiece will be the envy of all your dinner guests. Comprised of a 24" cast bronze base in the form of overlapping leaves spreading from the center, inset with gold favrile mosaic diamonds, and finished with a tall gold iridescent ribbed center vase and six gold favrile salts. It is elegance and style at its finest, carrying a pre-auction estimate of $50,000-$70,000.

FAIRFIELD, Maine – Their offering of rare glass and lamps is the auction firm’s most ambitious glass and lamp sale to date with more than 1,200 lots with a potential gross of $3-$4 million. The sale will offer a selection of Tiffany glass, French cameo, superb lamps, art glass, and accessories.

The centerpiece to the auction is a Tiffany Studios lily leaded window, comprised of up to three layers of glass creating depth and realism. A flower-draped pillar and lilies in the foreground frame a scene of a mountain, lake, and waterfall housed in an oak shadowbox. The window carries a pre-auction estimate of $85,000-$100,000.

More than 100 lamps by Tiffany, Handel, Pairpoint, Duffner & Kimberly, and Loetz will be offered. A stand-out is a Tiffany Studios nasturtium table lamp. With provenance to Tiffany dealer Lillian Nassau, this example features red, yellow, and cream flowers. The shade rests atop a bronze trumpet base and is expected to sell for $85,000-$100,000.  A Tiffany red poppy table lamp depicting poppies in various stages of bloom against a variegated green background comes to the block with a $110,000-$130,000 estimate.  Another Tiffany lamp has seven overlapping dragonflies with red jeweled cabochon eyes that form the border above a band of caramel geometric panels. The lamp carries an estimate of $100,000-$125,000.

A Duffner & Kimberly Viking table lamp with bronze bands separating six panels terminate in griffins’ heads.  One of Duffner & Kimberly’s most famous lamps, it is expected to bring $60,000-$80,000.

The auction also contains Pairpoint puffy lamps including a wonderful azalea lamp and a miniature rose bonnet lamp. They are expected to bloom at $14,000-$16,000 and $9,000-$12,000 respectively.

A Tiffany copper and bronze tea service featuring hand hammered copper tea and coffee pots and accessories and wooden handles with its original copper tray is expected to bring $30,000-$40,000.

French cameo glass that includes works by Lalique, distinguished by the signature “R. Lalique” indicating these were done during Rene’s lifetime include a Perruches vase.  With impressed decoration of parakeets on flowering branches, the blue glass finished with white patination carries a $22,000-$24,000 estimate.

French cameo includes pieces by Daum, Galle, and Burgun & Schverer.  A Daum Nancy spring scene vase decorated with trees along a river, highlighted by an internal yellow band that produces a warm sunny effect carries an estimate of $12,000-$18,000. A rare Burgun & Schverer apple blossom vase with white, yellow, and red cameo flowers on an amethyst background comes with a $12,000-$15,000 estimate.

Galle is represented by a yellow mold blown vase with shoulder decorated in purple fuchsia and brown leaves.  It comes to the block estimated for $13,000-$15,000. A wheel carved vase featuring a grasshopper among purple and pink flowers and a delicately carved lip is accented by an engraved French inscription about crocus covered mountains. It is worth every bit of its $8,000-$12,000 estimate.

Choice art glass includes Steuben vases such as a red peacock feather vase with red aurene pulled feather design below a creamy yellow feather body. It comes with expectations of $30,000-$40,000. A Steuben vase with ruffled rim, also decorated in a peacock feather design in gold and green carries an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. A scarce Oriental poppy scent bottle lightly iridized with opalescent ribbing carries a $2,500-$3,500 estimate.

A Quezal footed vase with green hooked feathers on a blue, green, and gold background is expected to bring $4,000-$6,000. An Quezal bowl with three applied reeded swirling feet that support a ruffled rim bowl is decorated in a green pulled feather design comes with a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

The sale is rounded out by a collection of more than 200 mini lamps and fairy lamps from a Connecticut estate including rare rainbow satin, Burmese, Nailsea, figural, and much more. Also up for bid will be an estate collection of antique paperweights (including Sandwich, Clichy, and others) and a selection of Rookwood pottery including many signed and decorated pieces.

For information, call 207-453-7125, or e-mail LG@jamesdjulia.com.

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Another great leaded lamp is a Tiffany red poppy depicting numerous poppies in various stages of bloom. It comes to the block with a $110,000-$130,000 estimate
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The ever popular Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre (the work of Daisy Makeig-Jones) is highly sought after, and this auction contains some spectacular examples such as an exceedingly rare plaque in the Torches pattern, which is actually signed by the artist (a rarity in itself). It comes with a $35,000-$40,000 estimate
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This phenomenal Tiffany Studios lily leaded window is perhaps one of the finest in existence. Comprised of up to three layers of glass creating depth and realism one would not expect from a leaded window, it is truly a most captivating work of art and carries a pre-auction estimate of $85,000-$100,000
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Choice art glass includes extraordinary and rare Steuben vases such as a red peacock feather vase featuring red aurene pulled feather design below a lovely creamy yellow feather body. It comes with expectations of $30,000-$40,000

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