This are rare valuable items that had traveled half way among the world. They are very expensive and very highly desirable in means to show your wealthy. They do something else as well_ they show refinement and discernement. Because, to appreciated something like this, you got’ve to understand that comes from a different world, outside your own plot on Earth. This shows that you’re ware of there are others countries others value systems different of your own. This endded up as an instrumenting of one-upmanship, trumpeting your lineage and infuriating rivals.
Have the grade and ambitions evaporated ?? It looks like the time had change a bit the concept of luxury; although, some things never change.
When somebody tells you where this came from either who had owned this before, I guarantee you will see this differently. Its value changes in your mind, because someone has given you a history, an authentic history with provenance. Then we have authenticity. Once we have that.. we are talking about serious money.