Objects of Virtu

Do you have insatiable love and affinity for Virtu, a curious knowledge and expertise in fine art and antiques? Please take some time to browse through our diverse Objects of Virtu category, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind antiques from the 18thand 19thcentury.


Here you’ll find our most distinct pieces that include 19thcentury hand painted pictu...


Do you have insatiable love and affinity for Virtu, a curious knowledge and expertise in fine art and antiques? Please take some time to browse through our diverse Objects of Virtu category, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind antiques from the 18thand 19thcentury.


Here you’ll find our most distinct pieces that include 19thcentury hand painted picture frames and portraits; antique Georgian/Regency chatelaines and French snuff boxes; hand painted Japanese fans; antique and Art Deco humidors and even miniature handmade wood chests.


You’ll also find an assortment of desk items and pieces made from gold, silver, and ivory, and small scale enamel sculptures. In our Object of Virtue collection, you can find a unique piece for the antique aficionado who already has everything!

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  • $9,999.00

    Sterling silver (actually .950) lidded box with a handpainted portrait of a ginger tabby cat on ivory on the lid. Made in France, 19th century.2 inches high, 4 1/2inches in diameter.Round box with fine raised foliage bands around the borders of the lower sectionx Concave steps towards the lid and thumbpiece, continued to the top of the lid, with a...

    $9,999.00
  • $6,000.00

     Antique Chinese export silver double inkwell deskset with mythological horned beast / dragon. Silver and hard wood. Made in Shanghai, China, circa 1880 - 1910.   Measurements: 6 inches (15cm) accross.   Stands on 4 ball feet with a silver frame under the wooden base to reinforce the stand and support the feet. The wood is old hardwood, with a beautiful...

    $6,000.00
  • $5,000.00

     Antique snuff box made of silver, gold, mother of pearl, genuine precious gem stones (emerald, ruby, sapphire), hand engraved and enameled and with openwork lions and crown flanking a huge heart-shaped garnet.   Box dates to the 19th century.   Box measures 2 7/7 X2 1/4 inches. Height is just under 3/4 inch.   Rectangular in shape, hinged, long, narrow...

    $5,000.00
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    OUTSTANDING enamelled box. Probably German. Dates to about 1740. Measures: 3 1/4inch long; 2 3/8inch front to back and 1 1/2inch high. The box is enamel on metal. The metal frame might be gold as was often the case, but this is not clear. It is beautifully decorated with delicate engraving, and the thumb piece is a raised arc. The box itself is...

    $5,000.00
  • $4,500.00

    Antique Georgian gilt bronze and agate hardstone etui / necessaire. Made in England circa 1870. Measures 3 1/2 inches long. Classic shaped etui - rounded at front and back, flaring gently towards the top. Made of gorgeous hardstone agate, probably from Scotland, with natural striations and variations in colour, ranging from mustards and creams through...

    $4,500.00
  • $3,500.00

    Antique miniature teapot. Carved from a champagne agate gemstone. Made in China, late 19th - early 20th century.   Measurements: 3 1/4 inches high to the tip of the finial. Total length from edge of spout to edge of handle is approx 4 1/4 inches. Weighs 142.4grams.   Carved from a smoky pink agate. Beautiful soft colour with a lovely transluscence. Stands...

    $3,500.00
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    Arts and Crafts / Art Nouveau brass inlaid wooden box containing a manicure / dresser set. Etui. Manicure set made by J.A. Henckels Zwillingswerk Solingen (Germany) - late 19th - early 20th century. The fabulous brass inlaid box was almost certainly made by Erhard and Sohne. Box measures approx 10 inches accross and 6 inches high.Brass box / casket with...

    $3,500.00
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    Antique figural perfume / scent bottle depicting a woman holding a pug dog. Made by the Meissen factory, Germany, circa 1850. Measures a little under 3 inches tall (75mm). Woman wearing beautifully handpainted long skirt with frills and a harlequin bodice, holds a pug dog under one arm. The head of the dog is a gold mounted stopper for the perfume bottle....

    $3,500.00
  • $3,000.00

    Antique gilt bronze mantel clock. Made in France, 19th century. Measurements: approximately 7 1/2 inches high. A little over 4 1/8 inches accross the front of the base. The case stands on 4 turned gilded legs. Base of white marble with an inset row of ormolu scrolls in the front. Rectangular steps, tapering towards a marvellous cockerel / rooster finial....

    $3,000.00
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    Handpainted enamel metal mounted porcelain perfume / scent bottle chatelaine with chain and finger ring. Portrait of a child shepherd in flower / garden setting. Made in England, early 19th century. Measures a little under 3 1/4inches in height. Diameter is approx 2 1/4inches. Outstanding handpainted enamel: birds in a woody landscape, surrounded by...

    $3,000.00
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    Antique hanging clock. Clock is Swiss set in silver with guilloche enamel and marcasites, probably French and dating to the late 19th / early 20th century. Measurements: diameter of clock alone is 1 7/8 inches. The mount is 4 inches long, excluding ribbon and bar with loop. Total length is approx 7 1/4 inches. Exquisitely made and finest, finest...

    $3,000.00
  • $3,000.00

    Pair of signed Arts and Crafts / Art Nouveau casket boxes made of mother of pearl mounted in gilt silver with figures of women and trees. Made late 19th century 1880 - 1899 by Andreas Fischer, in Vienna. Each casket is a little over 3 1/4 inches long at the back and 1 5/8 inches high.The lid is mounted in a sterling silver, gilt washed frame, with...

    $3,000.00
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