Tag Archives: Glass art

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large Bush sculpture from midcentury modern designer Harry Bertoia sold for $275,000 at Design Auctions held May 19th and 20th by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, Masai (Twelve Elements) by glass artist Lino Tagliapietra gaveled for $118,750; a bench […]

Presidential Glass

Presidential Glass

Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully arranged …” These items distributed to the American […]

Great Collections: July 2018

Great Collections: July 2018

The National Bottle Museum Inside an unassuming, historic 1901 three-story brick commercial building in downtown Ballston Spa, NY, you will find The National Bottle Museum, and its Director and Collections Manager Gary Moeller, on a mission to preserve the history of bottle making and the story of a time when glass was made by hand […]

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels

Glass Paperweights By Art Elder “The Crown Jewels for Collectors” – that’s what Paul Hollister wrote about fine glass paperweights. He was one of the foremost scholars of 17th to 19th century glass studies, glass paperweights, and contemporary studio art glass. Paperweights are considered the most collectable of 19th century glass items, and also the […]

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

…to Present a Phenomenal Selection of Museum-Quality Rare Lamps, Glass, Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry This highly anticipated, $3+ million dollar auction features over 750 lots of gorgeous, highly sought after merchandise, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Fairfield, Maine, November 11, 2017- James D. Julia, Inc. is excited to announce its annual […]

What's Selling on eBay: January 2017

What's Selling on eBay: January 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,513 (22 bids, 8 bidders): 1910 Sector Watch – Retrograde Jumping Time Pocket Watch – running. A rare Art Nouveau design watch with retrograde jumping time indicator. The watch is very rare; in the Dr. Crott auction in May of this year (sale 93, lot 370), a similar watch […]

What's Selling on eBay: November 2016

What's Selling on eBay: November 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $10,902 (13 bids, 5 bidders): Antique Papier-mache Clockwork Rabbit and 3 Bunnies – All Nodders and Mouth Moves. A large Father Rabbit with three bunnies tucked inside the waist of his pants. When wound up, his head with big glass eyes rocks back and forth with the tick-tock of […]

James D. Julia’s November 18, 2016 Auction To Offer The World’s Finest And Most Desirable Lamps, Glass, & Fine Jewelry Selections

Fairfield, ME, October 31, 2016. James D. Juila is pleased to announce its can’t miss annual November Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry Auction Perfectly timed for holiday shopping, this outstanding auction features over 700 breathtaking lots, with over $4 million in carefully curated inventory.   This sale represents the highest quality offerings of the season anywhere, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair, English wine glasses, $10,925, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of mid-18th century engraved English air-twist wine glasses, engraved with “Success To The Harwich Cap IOS Rowley,” sold for $10,925 at a Glass Auction held Jan. 29-30 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, an 18th century Russian […]

On the Road to… Ohio

On the Road to... Ohio

Known as the “Buckeye State,” Ohio holds a rich place in our nation’s history, especially when it comes to glassmaking. Glassmaking shifted to Ohio in the late 1800s where fuel, railroads, and waterways made manufacturing and shipping more affordable. The industry boomed, spawning dozens of small-town glass companies and earning Toledo (birthplace of the automated […]