Objects of vertu are small objects created from precious materials either to be admired as works of art or, more often, conceived for a practical purpose. With new worldwide interest, this area of collecting has recently seen a strong revival. Sotheby’s sale of this Amethystine Quartz snuff box with jewelled gold mount (circa 1770) at eight times its pre-sale estimate (July, 2013) is testament to renewed interest in the field.
Sotheby’s is now accepting consignments for our next Paris and London sales to be held in Autumn/Winter 2014. For a valuation please contact one of our specialists.
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