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.