FAIRFIELD, Maine — James D. Julia Auctioneers will present its annual early summer Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry sale June 16. This auction includes examples from collectible brands including Tiffany Studios, Daum Nancy, Lalique, Loetz, Handel, and Pairpoint, among many others. The auction starts promptly at 10 a.m. EST.
Fine Jewelry Serves as Start to Sale
This auction kicks off with 60 lots of jewelry, including fantastic selections of rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Many pieces hail from a Texas Estate that includesTiffany Studios lighting, and French and American decorative art glass. A Cartier ring centered by a 1.98ct diamond is within the selection. This 18kt yellow gold and platinum ring features a VVS1 clarity and F color diamond and two well matched, rich, deep green emeralds and is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000.
Tiffany lamps and chandeliers are among the sale highlights. Two examples are already garnering interest. The first is a Tiffany Studios dragonfly chandelier. Each dragonfly has a blue body, red eyes, and striated wings, set against a background of dichroic rippled glass and finished with amber and green cabochon glass jewels. It's estimate is $100,000 to $150,000. The second, is a possibly custom-order Tiffany Studios dogwood floor lamp with a massive 32” diameter shade. It blooms with an all-over dogwood design with multi-colored confetti background and an unusual and eye-catching irregular floral lower border. It carries an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.
Tiffany Studios Wisteria Window Drawing Bidder Interest
Wisteria, with its intricate form as well as fantastic coloration, is one of the most desirable Tiffany Studios lamp and window patterns.The example in this sale blossoms with multi-colored purple and blue glass, confetti and striated glass, a back painted panel of striated amber glass, and a red glass panel - all carefully positioned to create great depth in the window presentation. Measuring 31" w x 47-3/4" tall overall with the wooden frame, it bears a conservative estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.
One of many highlights of the selection of candlesticks and metalware is a Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company peacock mirror. This rare, period example is the smaller version produced and is in outstanding, like new condition. It features a cast bronze frame with a peacock feather design enhancing the base and back of the mirror, along with a stylized floral design framing the mirror. The eyes of each peacock feather feature iridescent Favrile glass inlays. The piece heads into the sale with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,500.
Daum Nancy Vases Plentiful
French art glass makes a strong appearance in this sale. A number of museum-quality Daum Nancy vases are certain to capture the imagination of collectors. The first hails from the Rudd Collection of Chicago, IL. The Daum wheat vase features cameo carving and enamel wheat stalks set against a mottled purple shading to white background. It boasts an Art Nouveau cameo pattern and gilded highlights on its foot. It's estimate is $15,000 to $20,000, and its provenance also includes the Pinhaus Collection from Los Angeles.
A Daum dragonfly cameo vase is also among the lots. The 8-1/2” tall example has a mottled green and yellow glass cameo decoration of flowers, stems, and leaves against a mottled light blue background with an applied dragonfly. This vase with its highly sought after theme, has a $12,000 to $15,000 estimate.
Scarce Lalique Glassware May See $10K
Rounding out the Daum Nancy vases is a 13” tall cameo snail vase. It carries an estimate of $17,500 to $22,500 in the sale, and features an acid cut grapevine pattern in bright vitrified colors against an internally decorated yellow, pink, orange, and amethyst mottled background. The vase is detailed with applied glass grapes in the clusters and two applied and wheel-carved snails in all original, correct condition.
Several lots of Rene Lalique glassware are on offer. Not to miss in this grouping is a Rene Lalique Tourbillons vase decorated with deeply impressed swirls and black highlighting; this example is estimated at $7,000 to $10,000.
Unique Underwater Lamp by Handle Set to Shine
Quality reverse painted lighting is led by a signed Handel reverse painted underwater lamp. This
item is detailed with a painted shade featuring an underwater scene with fish swimming through aquatic vegetation. It rests on an original Handel mermaid base and is estimated at $30,000 to $40,000. Bidding includes a Pairpoint Puffy lamp, featuring a blown-out shade with clusters of red grapes set against green, yellow, and orange grape leaves. The shade rests on its original Pairpoint base, with grape leaves and vines surrounding the foot and grape clusters hanging from the vine shaft. It's estimate is $9,000 to $12,000.
This comprehensive auction rounds out with highly curated selections of Art Nouveau furniture, pottery, and fine decorative art items. A fine Majorelle Art Nouveau walnut banquet table in the Wheat motif, featuring a rectangular top and tapered, carved legs ending in square pad feet, will be presented. Carrying an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000, it can be extended with five original table leaves, also included in the lot.
Representing the Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora genre is a 14” tall Eastern Dragon baluster vase. It features a bronze colored 'wrap-wing' dragon with gold highlights. It is set against a mottled background and finished in an iridescent glaze. This signed vase is estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
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