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Objects of Vertu


What are objects of vertu?

These are objects that are finely and beautifully made using precious materials.  They are usually small and are admired as a work of art, although they may also be functional.  This category is very strong in our sales and we have been privileged to sell some exceptional and luxurious pieces.  These include a nephrite and gold Faberge photo frame which sold for £18,000 (plus premium), and a gold and amethyst table strike by Janesich which sold for £16,000 (plus premium).  The high prices achieved reflect a strong worldwide market and an increasing demand for rare and unusual objects of vertu especially those designed and made by luxurious brands.

Within the area of vertu, we also sell portrait miniatures and have achieved good prices for 18th and 19th century single portrait miniatures on ivory and porcelain.  One of the real highlights in the history of our auction room was handling the two stunning framed sets of 19th century Indian portrait miniatures which sold for an astonishing £16,000 (plus premium) against all expectations.


A rare set of twenty Indian 19th century portrait miniatures on ivory. Sold for £16,000 (plus premium).

 


A continental silver gilt and enamel box. Sold for £750 (plus premium).


A gold mounted nephrite Faberge photo frame by Michael Perchin. Sold for £18,000 (plus premium).

 


A rare French Art Deco gold and amethyst table strike by Janesich. Sold for £16,000 (plus premium).


Valuations

To discuss  a complimentary Valuation at our office, book an appointment  or arrange a home visit for larger consignments, contact us.

If you would like details on our  full Probate and Insurance Valuation service we are here to assist you:

email: valuations@catherinesouthon.co.uk 
Telephone: 0208 468 1010  
Our  office location:  Chislehurst Business Centre, Bromley BR7 6LH
Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Please note: We do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

September Valuation days:
Monday 26th  10am-1pm – Farleigh Golf Club, Warlingham, CR6 9PE

Thursday 29th 10am-2pm – Honeywood Museum Chalshalton SM5 3NX

 

 

Valuations

Auctions

Forthcoming Auctions

14th September 2022 

Antiques & Collectables

We are currently accepting entries for sales for our 16th November 2022 auction

Previous Auctions:

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022

Antiques & Collectables

See our previous auction results

Catalogue

A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed here

We also produce glossy printed catalogues. These are available to purchase at each auction or can be posted out on request. If you would like to view a PDF of our current catalogue please click below

Printed Catalogue

 

Catalogue