Made in a Greek workshop in Asia Minor, c. Of gilded silver, decorated in filigree and granulation. The double rosette at the center is set with a large green artificial gem of glass paste. Dimensions: X (Athens, Byzantine Museum).
A fine three-colour gold and enamelled hunting cased watch, gifted to Jean Logotheti by Ali Pasha of Ioannina,circa 1810 gilt cylinder movement,winding key,white enamel dial,gold lobed case with alternate sections of polychrome enamel panels and three-colour gold floral decoration,old collection label reading montre donnée par Ali Tepelina Pacha de Ionnina à Jean Logotheti, archoute de Levadio, 1810
From antiquity to the modern age,silver has played an uninterrupted role in the economic and social life of Greece.Art forms with an important tradition and long evolution silvercraft and gold jewelry-making had become leading craft industries by the Byzantine era.The best known silver workshops were set at the mountain villages Syrrako and Kalarites of Pindos range, at Stemnitsa in Peloponnese, at Saframpolis in Asia Minor,Epirus,Thrace,Ionian Islands,Cyprus.
Precious hammered gilt bridal diadem from Pogoni (Epirus). The perforated finials end in heraldic birds and a talismanic head. The diadem is decorated with agates, corals, turquoise, glass-paste gems and silver elements in savati. Late 18th century. Athens Benaki Museum