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 gilt bronze / ormolu and marble poodle paperweights. Made in France, 18th century. Measure: 4 1/2 inches long. 3 1/2 inches to top of pompom on head. Oval marble bases, carved in steps, decreasing in size towards the top. On each lies a poodle. The dogs are a true pair - looking at each other. They are in heavy gilded bronze. They lie on oval...

    $1,350.00
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    Vintage Chinese silver and cloisonne enamel Ting / 3-legged cup with cap. Made in China, circa 1940's.   Approximately 6 3/4 inches high. Weighs 191.2grams.   Chinese cup on 3 tall legs, with fitted lid / cover. Slender, elegant legs, join in leaf form to the egg-like body of the cup. The surface of the cup and fitted lid, which is almost the exact...

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    Antique signed Ferdinand Preiss miniature carved figurines of baby children. Made very early in the 20th century - probably between 1907-1920's, in Germany. Measurements:approx 23mm (a little over 3/4inches) high. Length of the crawling baby is approx 1 1/4 inches (31mm) total length. Two toddlers - tiny children, marvellously captured in these hand done...

    $1,200.00
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    Antique chalice / Judaica kiddush cup / goblet.Made 19th century.Probably Hungarian or other EUropean.A little over 5 1/2 inches tall.Weighs 122 grams.Round base with crimped, beaded border and engraved notches in a ring around the edge.The slightly narrowing stem with engraved spiralling flower-form decoration leads to a knop, with petal-like...

    $1,000.00
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     Antique Art Nouveau knife or scissors sheath case. Figural woman sterling silver. Made by Unger Brothers (1872-1910), Newark, New Jersey. Circa 1890-1905.   Measurements: a tad under 6 1/2 inches long; weighs 27.2 grams.   Triangular in shape, tapering towards the bottom. An opening/hook at the back/top in order to hang it from a hook. The entire top...

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    Judaica : Silver snuff / jewelry box made in Imperial Russia, 1897, with Star of David and engraved Hebrew dedication.Measures 3 1/4 inches long; 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 13/16 inch high.Weighs 143.4gRectangular box with long, elegant thumbpiece.Surface has feather / foliate engraved decoration with foliate corners and X's front and back.Good long hinges...

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    Antique, Art Deco Egyptian Revival perfume burner. Gilt metal. Circa 1920's.   13-1/2 inches (34.3 cm) long.   Modelled as a recumbent Egyptian slave. Naked but for her rich jewellery, a necklace and belt crossing her back and buttocks.      

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    Antique memorial snuff box. Pique - shell and horn inlaid with silver and gold. Made 19th century. Measures just over 2 1/4 inches in diameter. 1 1/8 inches high. Round box, made largely of shell, with a band of horn near the top of the side. The top is set with a handpainted memorial scene - a church / castle with trees in the background, a memorial or...

    $1,000.00
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    Antique miniature painting from the British Raj in India with the Royal Coat of Arms, as used by the British Government. Painted in India circa 1880 - 1920. Measures 3 1/4 inches wide by 2 1/8 inch high. Watercolour on cardboard with real gold embossed Coat of Arms. Mounted and ready to be framed. The painting depicts a British horseman on a prancing...

    $1,000.00
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    19th century gilt bronze jewelry box or casket with sculpted relief scenes depicting working man and industry. Made 19th century, in Germany by Erhard & Sohnne, established in 1844.  5 3/8inches long; 3inches wide; 2 5/8inches high. Stands on 4 legs.  Exceptional relief sculpture on all sides and top of the casket. Each scene depicts heroic figures...

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    Antique French bronze box with handpainted enamel miniature portrait on porcelain. Measures 3 1/4 X 2 1/4inches. Canted corners. Sides with delicate, gilded raised scrolling design. Top has applied fleur de lis scrolling leaves and flowers. The center of the lid has a pink medallion with a wonderful grisaille handpainted portrait of a Classic Greek or...

    $1,000.00
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     Antique Chinese Export brise two sided fan / eventail 19th century - 1800 -1890. Ivory and bone. Comes with antique silk fan box retailed by Gimbel Brothers.   Measurements: guards are a little over 8inches (21cm) long. Box is approx 9 1/4 inches / 23.5cm long.   Antique Chinese fan made for the export market. Hand carved guards with pierced carved...

    $999.00
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