25 octobre 2009

A Greek private collection of fine jade carvings @ Bonhams

The collection was formed during the 1950s and 60s by a Greek lady in the privileged environment of a well known Athenian family, who similarly to other prominent Greek families of the period, participated in international shipping as well as being pioneers of the Greek textile industry. Pictures of the period show her as a beautiful young woman, who supported her family's social and business standing, creating several beautiful homes, with the family's main residence just opposite the Greek Royal palace. The family was frequented... [Lire la suite]