Published: May 11, 2004
The Important Lamp and Art Glass Auction conducted at James D. Julia this past weekend, Saturday, May 8, saw strong prices paid for art glass and lamps.
French Cameo rdf_Descriptions from a private Philadelphia collection attracted a great deal of interest. “It was a spectacular sale,” commented auctioneer Jim Julia. “The lamps did great, but the selection of French cameo glass had everyone buzzing about.”
Leading the way was a large Galle marquetry vase sur verre cameo glass vase that was decorated with crocus blossoms and foliage. The piece started at the base in a dark green color and moved upward into a streaked red and ending at the top in a bright sunset yellow-orange with red, pink and blue blossoms.
Bidding on the lot was brisk with it selling at $74,750 including premium.
Lamps included a Tiffany leaded glass arrowroot table lamp selling at $60,375, while a Handel peacock lamp brought $31,337.
A complete review will appear in a future issue.
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