This collection was formed thanks to four successive generations of the Amsterdam Morpurgo family. The first, Joseph Morpurgo, started with no experience of the world of antiques and collecting. Thereafter, each generation sought to improve the breadth of their expertise and also the quality of the works they were acquiring.
The Dutch Silver and Delft, Chinese Works of Art and European Ceramics and Glass from this important collection, to be sold online at Sotheby’s this autumn, showcases the scope of knowledge and diligence of four generations of art dealers and collectors; each lot contains clues to the taste and cultural activities of the family, and by extension, the tradition of art collection in the Netherlands from the 19th through the 20th century. Bidding will be open from 31st October – 8th November 2018.