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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  • $975.00

    Antique Art Nouveau dresser jar or lidded bowl. Deep green glass and gilt bronze. Made in France late 19th century. <P><P>Measures 3inches high and 4 3/4inches accross.<P><P> Magnificent rich forest green glass. Round, flattened top to bottom bowl. Shaped neck has 10 facets. Foot enclosed in a gilt metal ring with raised foliage...

    $975.00
  • $800.00

     Antique Japanese tobacco wallet / pouch Sagemono; Kiseru smoking pipe and Kiseruzutsu case for smoking pipe w Shakudo clasp. Made during the Edo or Meiji period, over 100 years ago.   Measurements: Kiseru Smoking Pipe just under 20cm long Kiseruzutsu case for smoking pipe approximately 283cm long Sagemono Tobacco Pouch Pouch size: approximately 13.5cm...

    $800.00
  • $800.00

    Antique silver and amber bakelite chatelaine pin. Exact age and origin unknown, but looks like it dates to the late 19th - early 20th century. From the prestigious estate of Mrs Mary Timmins, well-known collector and authority on antiques, who lectured on the subject in the 1940's, this was one of the pieces she used in her talk on Women in Colonial Days....

    $800.00
  • $775.00

    Sterling Silver Pin cushion in the form of a man's shoe. Made Chester, England, 1909. Rare large size - measures 5 inches long.Realistically modelled man's shoe. Makes you want to thread the laces through the lace holes. Beautiful modelling. Wood base - great patina. Original cushion. The inside has the Reg mark, while the outside is fully hallmarked with...

    $775.00
  • $750.00

    Antique, silver snuff box. Chinese export Silver. Made 19th century by MK, Canton, China 1850-1900.   Measures approx 2 inches (50mm) long and 1 1/4 inches (30mm) wide. Weighs 46.2 grams.   Rectangular box with hinged lid and thumbpiece in front. Unusually decorated both top and bottom. The top of the lid has a rectangular reserve,intended for the owner's...

    $750.00
  • $750.00

     Antique pair of blue and white porcelain cups or tea bowls and saucers. Made China 1720 - 1750.   Saucers are a little over 4 1/4 inches in diameter. Cups a little over 2 3/4 inches accross the top and slightly under 1 1/2 inches high.   Round saucers stand on circular rims underneath. The bowls/cups have tiny round bases and flare out towards the top....

    $750.00
  • $700.00

    Antique Kidney shaped sterling silver jewelry / trinket box with inlaid mother-of-pearl pansy. Made Birmingham, England, 1909 by FHA LD.

    $700.00
  • $700.00

    Antique engraved sterling silver card case. Made in Birmingham, England, 1871. Possibly made by Nathaniel Mills. Measures a little over 4 X 2 3/4 inches. Weighs 60 grams. Rectangular shape with scalloped, curling sides. Hinged lid. The entire surface top and bottom is magnificently hand engraved: a central circle with space for a monogram (not used)...

    $700.00
  • $675.00

    Antique, Dutch silver smelling salts / sponge box. Known in the Netherlands as a Loderein doosje, taken from the French L'eau de la Reine. Made circa 1850. Measurements: A little over 1 1/2 inches high and slightly under 1 1/2 inches accross. Weighs 25.8grams. Box served the same purpose as a vinaigrette, but does not have the grille that would be part of...

    $675.00
  • $600.00

    Antique George IV Vinaigrette. Gilt sterling silver. Made Birmingham, 1826, possibly by Thomas Simpson Jr.   Measurements: Approx 29.5mm long; 20mm wide. Weighs 13.6grams.   Rectangular vinaigrette with rounded corners. Strong, sturdy hinge along the back; thumbpiece on front; gap to accommodate finger to open grill on the side. Top of lid is beautifully...

    $600.00
  • $550.00

    Antique, European Carved figurine. Boy holding a dog. Made circa 1850's. Possibly English or French.   Figure measures approx 2 1/4 inches tall. THe wooden base adds a little over 1 1/2 inches to the height.   Small figurine is a wonderful view of a Victorian child. His clothes are marvellous: from the wide hat with bows and pompoms; sailor suit with wide...

    $550.00
  • $500.00

    19th century horn box with beautiful 14 carat gold interior.Round box has 2 7/8inches diameter. Large facets of horn of tortoiseshell shape fitted like a mosaic in a geometric pattern. Inside and edges are gold. Marked inside, both top and bottom with engraved '14'. WE tested to double check the gold. Very good condition - no damage of any sort.

    $500.00
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