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Wedgwood Dragon King vase may rise to $60K

Multiple estates will contribute to the diversity of lots in the June 11-12 auction offered by James D. Julia, including Tiffany lamps, French and English cameo glass and vases.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — James D. Julia Inc. is bringing its largest summer glass and lamp auction to bidders June 11-12. The sale will comprise of collections from multiple estates, featuring Tiffany lamps, French and English cameo glass, fine art and Victorian glass, and fine silver and bronze, among other sought-after antiques.

The auction will begin at 10 a.m. June 11 at James D. Julia’s auction facility in Fairfield,

Moser vase

A monumental Moser decorated vase with a massive cranberry body, has allover enameled floral decoration and is finished with elaborate gilded brass handles, foot and collar. Believed to have been an exhibit piece at the World’s Fair in the early 20th century, it comes estimated for $9,000-12,000. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia)

Maine. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid and Invaluable. The glass and lamp auction precedes a Toy, Doll & Advertising auction set for June 13.

Kicking things off are items from the extensive George Klabin collection of Moser glass, including a cranberry body Moser decorated vase, with enameled floral decoration and gilded brass handles, foot and collar. The piece, believed to be an exhibit piece from a World’s Fair in the early 20th century, is expected to command between $9,000 and $12,000. In addition, a Moser marquetry vase in pink shading to clear, featuring a carved poppy at the center, carries a presale estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. A Moser cranberry glass table lamp, with gilded panels and floral motif, may realize between $5,000 and $7,000.

From the Betty & Leonard Issod collection of Wedgwood Fairland Lustre comes 25 items, including a monumental Dragon King vase. Standing nearly 2 feet tall, it is the largest such piece ever produced, and features a large, amber colored dragon rising up from the ocean as a smaller dragon is perched on a grassy outcropping. It is expected to rise to between $40,000 and $60,000 before the gavel falls, while an uncommon Fairyland Lustre charger in the “Imps on a Bridge” pattern, is expected to draw between $25,000 and $35,000.

Examples of fine glass and art glass include: Tiffany paperweight vase ($12,000-$15,000); Steuben Rouge Flambé vase with bulbous body and flaring lip ($10,000-$15,000); Quezal Jack-in-the-Pulpit vase with green pulled feather decoration ($7,000-$9,000); and several pieces of Durand glass, including a covered ginger jar in deep blue iridescence with a creamy white heart and vines ($2,500-$3,000).

An extensive selection of fine lighting is headlining the second day of the auction, including

Wedgewood vase

Seldom-seen Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Dragon King vase, measuring nearly 24 inches, may rise to $60,000.Photo courtesy James D. Julia Inc.

these expected standouts:

• 20-inch Tiffany dragonfly table lamp ($115,000-$135,000)
• Contemporary table lamp by Porcelli Studios ($8,000-$10,000)
• Gorham daffodil table lamp ($5,000-$7,000).

For more information about this auction or consigning with James D. Julia Inc., visit or call 207-453-7125.