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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  • $500.00

     Vintage Judaica carved olivewood lion. Made in Israel, circa 1950-1970's.   Measurements: 12 1/4 inches long.   Naturalistically carved Lion of Juda carved from olive wood, typical of craftmanship from early to mid 1900's. The lion's mouth is open with teeth finely depicted. He strides accross the rectangular base with rounded corners and ridged border....

    $500.00
  • $475.00

     Antique snuff box. Chinese export silver. Made in Canton, China circa 1850-1900 by Mk.   Measures 1 5/8 inches (40mm) long X 1inch (25mm) wide. Weighs 27.4grams.   Chased snuff box Rectangular with rounded corners. The top of the lid is chased and engraved with a variety of floral vignettes. The center has an oval reserve intended for engraving the...

    $475.00
  • $450.00

     Antique Art Nouveau masqueron knife or scissors sheath / case. Sterling silver. Made by Unger Brothers (1872-1910), Newark, New Jersey. Circa 1890-1905.   Measurements : 5 3/4 inches long; Weighs 24.6grams.   Triangular shaped, tapering towards the bottom. The entire top surface is very richly embellished in repousse silver with a scrolling agricultural...

    $450.00
  • $450.00

    Shell and repousse silver oval box. 19th century, probably English. Oval box is 2 3/4inches long. Beautiful, rich shell with a large oval enclosure on the lid set with repousse silver flowers and leaves. Excellent condition.

    $450.00
  • $450.00

    A Shibayama inlaid ivory with mother of pearl, shell and coral trinket box with flowers and insect / bug and butterfly decoration. Made in Japan during the Meiji period - 19th - early 20th century. Measures slightly under 2 1/2 inches in diameter and a little over 1 1/8 inch high.The box is made of ivory. The lid is richly inlaid with butterflies flowers...

    $450.00
  • $375.00

    Antique silver goblet.   Made in China, circa 1880. Measures 3 1/4 inches high.  Weighs 36.5 grams. Small goblet, ideal for liquers or cordials. Classic shape with round base, long stem with an interesting knopf in the middle. The inverted bell shaped bowl is richly decorated with applied silver in Chinese themes. Almost entirely surrounding the bowl is a...

    $375.00
  • $350.00

    ON SALE - WAS $850 - NOW $350 - SALE ENDS JUNE 1, 2014 Enameled cabinet vase, France, possibly Limoges 19th century.Measures 4 1/4inches high. Metal with bright blue enamel. A central reserve in front is formed by wonderfully gilded flowers and scrolls that stretch all the way around the vase. The Reserve has a background of light/sky blue and depicts two...

    $350.00
  • $350.00

    Antique vellum fan with pierced carvings, painted bird and wonderful Nouveau whiplash frame. Made in Java / Dutch Indonesia and probably over 100 years old. Total length is 12 inches. Carved and openwork handle , forks into two elaborately swirling guards, tapering towards the ends. The fan is of the handscreen variety, with a rounded pear shape. It is...

    $350.00
  • $350.00

    Small box made by Tiffany.  Probably dates to late 19th - early 20th century. Measures 1 3/8inches high. Diam is 1 1/4inches. Cylindrical shape. Gold over silver.  The sides are beautifully chased with ribbons and swags. Top is monogrammed MT? Rich gilding. Great quality. Marked TIFFANY & CO STERLING UNDERNEATH. No dings / dents / damage of any sort.

    $350.00
  • $325.00

    Vienna Bronze miniature figurine of a poodle with an umbrella in it's mouth.Austria, early 20th century.1 inch tall. 2 inches from tip of umbrella to tip of tail.Black poodle holds an umbrella in it's mouth. Red paint of the umbrella is partly worn, but rest of cold painted colour is in good shape.

    $325.00
  • $200.00

    Late 19th Century perfume or scent bottle, made in England, with Chinese-style decoration. Measures: 4 3/4" long. Beautiful porcelain bottle, handpainted with Chinoserie scene - what the English though a Chinese lady would look like. Absolutely fabulous colouring and detail with many gold highlights. Original old brass lid closes tightly. No stopper....

    $200.00
  • $175.00

     Antique Victorian era Art Nouveau pair of scissors and nail files for manicure / nails - could be used for sewing and embroidery. Sterling silver. Made by Theodore W Foster & Bros Co, Profidence Rhode Island, circa 1890 -1905.   Measurements: approximately 4 1/2 inches tall. Weighs 20.7 grams.   Beautiful Art Nouveau floral design. Victorian era...

    $175.00
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