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.