Gold Boxes & Objects of Vertu

As market leaders in this field, Christie’s offers some of the finest English and Continental gold boxes and objects of vertu from the 17th century to the mid-19th century. Often exchanged as gifts between royalty, aristocrats and court dignitaries, these objects represent the prevailing tastes of their times with exquisite decoration in hardstones, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell, as well as painted enamel and micromosaics.

 

With two sales a year in London, Christie’s is the only auction house to offer Gold Boxes as a single category. These pieces often fetch record prices, with notable makers such as Johann Christian Neuber, Jean George and Jean Ducrollay attracting competition from a wide range of bidders. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team of specialists for more information or to discuss buying and selling with Christie’s.