Sotheby’s Spotlight: Dennis Harrington on Status & Symbols from The One

New York | 27 January

Certain objects have been able to convey status to their owners due to their excellency in quality, material and craftsmanship. A commitment to refinement is the unifying theme with the following objects, like an Egyptian sculpture of an official, so sensitively sculpted that the surface of the stone appears to be cut from velvet. Three objects from the 18th century, a George III silvered metal automaton clock, the Pifetti table for the Marquis d’Ormea and an exceptionally rare pair of Chinese export goose-form tureens also possess extreme refinement, a sure reflection of their owner’s tastes.

The One Sale will take place on 27 January at Sotheby’s New York.

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