Welcome to our Objects of Vertu department. It is run by Anthony Kilroy who has over 40 years of experience in the auction world and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
As with some of the other departments, this is a fairly eclectic section and Anthony never really knows what might come through the door next.
There are some items that always make an appearance: portrait miniatures, for example, are extremely collectable, as are fans, snuff boxes, wine labels and vesta cases. But then, out of nowhere, a Roman plaster model of a foot turns up or a bronze hippo pin cushion.
So if you have a lovely little trinket or an unusual and interesting collectable that you think might be of interest, contact our Vertu department for guidance.