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

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.

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