Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Division
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When considered based on quality, rarity, prolific number of lots, and total dollar value, this division has become one of the Top 3 of its type in the world today and has an international reputation of finding the most interesting rare and exciting items to auction. Bringing this high level of experience and expertise to Morphy Auctions and combining it with Morphy’s existing team of experts, far-reaching marketing programs and modern, world-class auction facilities will a tremendous benefit to consignors and buyers for this division.
This division specializes in rare antique lighting and glass items. It also handles fine silver and antique and estate jewelry. In terms of lamps, the division focuses primarily on early twentieth century Art Nouveau lighting by important makers such as Tiffany, Handel, Pairpoint, Duffner and Kimberly, as well as numerous lesser known makers of high quality fixtures. For glass, the division has expertise in areas ranging from early Roman glass from 200 AD to fine contemporary art glass and everything in between including rare paperweights, exquisite French and English Cameo glass by Daum, Gallé, Webb and others. Also all forms of Fine Art Glass from Tiffany, Quezal, Steuben and more; Fine Porcelain and rare Wedgwood, important glass windows, fine rare cut glass.
The newly blended team of Julia’s and Morphy’s Fine & Decorative Arts staff will continue to be lead by Mike Fredericks. Mike is a long time Julia’s employee, formerly our Operations Division Manager from December 2005 to June, 2013 and has been leading our Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry division since 2013. While in the Operations Manager role, Mike had a “hands on” approach with every item that Julia’s handles. This allowed him not only to gain explicit knowledge about how to safely handle rare Lamps and Glass, but he learned the nuances of the division as well as meeting many of the leading dealers and collectors around the world.
“My passion for history and appreciation for fine craftsmanship is what brought me to Julia’s in 2005 as the Operations Manager. The opportunity to have a dynamic role with this well-respected firm during an incredible period of growth was one I could not pass up. Running this division for the last 4+ years and getting to know not only the product genres but more importantly the consignors and buyers who collect and cherish these items has been tremendously rewarding. I am optimistic that my new role with Morphy Auctions will be equally as rewarding.” – Mike Fredericks
We are always looking for quality antiques for future Lamp and Glass auctions, which will be held at Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA and Las Vegas. Whether you are thinking about consigning one item of significance or an entire collection to auction, we will offer the same highly personal service, industry leading marketing programs, and competitive commission rates that has made James D. Julia, Inc. a worldwide leader in this genre. Contact Mike Fredericks today at via email or by calling 877-968-8880 ext. 718 to learn more.
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E. Michel Cameo & Intaglio Carved
Vase (est: $10,000-15,000)
Sold for $47,150
Tiffany Diamond & Sapphire Necklace
Sold for $14,813
Tiffany Studios Dragonfly
Table Lamp (est: $120,000-140,000)
Sold for $142,200
Tiffany Studios Venetian
Table Lamp (est: $60,000-80,000)
Sold for $103,500
Steuben Red Aurene Vase
Sold for $40,250
Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre
Dragon King Vase (est: $40,000-60,000)
Sold for $74,062