The Joseph M. Morpurgo collection, which features in the From Earth to Fire and Important Chinese Art sales, is a testament to four successive generations of an Amsterdam dynasty and their love of art. The story began in 1869 when a young Joseph Morpurgo (1849–1926), with a passion for silver, opened his first shop in the city. Through the succeeding generations, the search for quality saw the Morpurgos broaden their expertise to Chinese porcelain and European Decorative Arts. Click ahead to read about eight of the highlights from the sales and discover what makes each piece so special.