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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    Antique Chinese silver and other natural materials, such as carved mother of pearl snuff box. Made circa 1800.   3 inches long; 2 1/4 inches wide. Weighs 48.4grams.   Oval shape. The top is a single piece of beautifully carved mother of pearl (abalone). It is set into a silver box with a hinged lid. The carving depicts a man riding a water buffalo, a...

    $2,750.00
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    Antique Tobacco box / tabbatiere. Sterling silver, gilt washed. Amethyst eyes. Made in Russia by J9 (BG) and assayed by by Nikolay Dubrovin (1822-1855) in Moscow. Measurements: Length approximately 7 1/2 cm (a little over 1 3/4inches). Weighs 30.8 grams. Rectangular tobacco box / tabattiere with a dog modelled on the lid. Full relief shape. Looks like a...

    $2,500.00
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    Antique Victorian sterling silver and cobalt glass deskset. Made 1899, London England. By the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., - William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman.   Measures approx 9 3/4 inches (24.5cm) long; weighable silver 579grams.   Rectangular with lobed, rounded sides. Stands on 4 paw feet. the gallery / railing is pierced and has...

    $2,500.00
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    Japanese ivory okimono, probably 19th century, possibly very early, depicting a hunter capturing an eagle.7 1/2inches long.5inches high.A hunter stands astride an eagle, it's outstretched wings forming the base of the group. Hooked beak open as though shouting in anger. The hunter, belt and jacket flying as he moves swiftly, holds a looped rope with which...

    $2,500.00
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    Exceptional genuine elephant ivory figure of a woman, carved, I believe no later than the 18th century. Measures 8 3/8inches excluding the base. 9 1/2inches high including the base.Old ivory has incredible butterly patina - smootheness that only centuries can produce.Upon first glance, the figurine looks fairly stylised, but closer inspection reveals...

    $2,500.00
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    Exceptional and unique miniature painting from the days of the British Raj in India. Circa 1880 - 1920. Watercolour on paper. The total measurement of the paper is 4 7/8 X3 inches, but the painting is in a rectangle 3 1/2 X 1 7/8 inches. The painting depicts a game of polo, played on horseback between the British officers of the Raj and a group of Mughals...

    $2,000.00
  • $1,950.00

    Antique pietra dura / Florentine mosaic picture frame for a small 'photo or miniature portrait. Made in Italy, late 19th - early 20th century. Measurements: approximately 11 1/2 inches (29cm) high and 8 1/4 inches (21cm) wide. Shape of an artist's palette is appropriate to the bright colors used in this work of art. A polished black stone is inlaid with...

    $1,950.00
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    Outstanding artist signed enamel vase with fuschias and metal chain collar. About 100 years old and possibly French or English.A little over 6inches high. Superb enamelling of fuschias in hot orange-red on pink. Exquisite detail from stamen and anthers of flowers, to veins and variegated shades of leaves. Signed A. Jean.Condition is good except for some...

    $1,800.00
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     Antique Georgian snuff box with hand painted miniature portrait painting of a gentleman. Origin unknown. Date: circa 1770.   Round box is just under 3 inches in diameter and just over 1 inch high.   Old box with beautiful mottling and blond raised rim to lid. Condition of box is good, especially considering the age. Lid is less than perfect with a small...

    $1,750.00
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    Enamel gilt-metal-mounted snuff box late 18th century made Staffordshire, England. Measures 3 5/8" long, 2" wide and 1 1/4" high. Rectangular form, the hinged cover painted with two ladies and a companion fishing from the banks of a tranquil river with their dog, the sides and inside of the cover with sprays of flowers on a white ground. Some minor...

    $1,500.00
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    Antique porcelain perfume bottle with cavoting figures. Made 19th century, Germany or England. Measures 3 3/4 inches high. Round base with a central pillar, entirely covered with applied foliage and colourful flowers. 3 people and a dog are modelled in a continuous scene around the pillar. A chicken perches on a nest forming the cap / lid of the bottle....

    $1,500.00
  • $1,450.00

    Very unusual pair of Shabbat (Sabbath) candlesticks made of sterling silver.Each stands 8 3/4" high.Very modern, extremely elegant design, probably dating to the beginning of this century.Round base, 4" in diameter with green felt glued underneath to prevent damage.Base slopes upwards to the lower part of the long candlestick which has raised letters in...

    $1,450.00
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