Buckle from Asia Minor, 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: 9.5 X 7.7cm.  19th century. Athens, Byzantine Museum

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).

Gilded silver 'kiousteki' from Thessaly. l9th century. The decoration consists of many-petalled filligree rosettes, coloured glass stones and double-headed eagles on the clasp . `Kioustekia', characteristic chain ornaments, accompanied the female Karagouna and Sarakaisani costume as well as the male attire of brigand chiefs in Epirus and Mesolongi. According to use they are divided into 'kioustekia' of the chest and waist.

Gilded silver jewelry from Thessaly. Decorated with lots of filigree rosettes, colored glass.

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

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

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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.

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.

Belt-buckle from Epirus with hammered gilt ornamentation and a silver band of stylized tulips in savati.  Mid-18th century.  Athens Benaki Museum

Belt-buckle from Epirus with hammered gilt ornamentation and a silver band of stylized tulips in savati.

The zoni or belt ,one of the most important accessory of Greek women's costumes ,both an ornamental and symbolic device served to distinguish the social status and official rank of the wearer - TheBenakiMuseum.

The Benaki Museum on

Tzamalas Traditional Costumes: silver belt from Thasos island (Greece), with floral ornaments of multicoloured cloisonné enamel, granulation and red.

Gilded silver belt of articulated plates and integral buckle with floral ornaments in filigree, glass-paste 'gems' and enamel. Dimensions: 77 X 11.5cm.  1836. Athens, Byzantine Museum

Gilded silver belt of articulated plates and integral buckle with floral ornaments in filigree, glass-paste 'gems' and enamel. Dimensions: 77 X From Greece, dated (Athens, Byzantine Museum).

The Greek folk cultural tradition is reflected in earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins, brooches, belts, crosses, diadems, etc.The combination of designs and arrangements of jewelry with costumes explains the variety of taste in different parts of Greece , diadem with corals from Saframboli Minor Asia

Probably from a Greek workshop, late century. Silver and corals.

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

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

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