Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (15 September 2020)

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020


Estimate: £4,600 - £5,000

A Greek 18ct gold matched suite, by Zolotas, comprising a torque choker necklace, a torque bangle, a ring and earclips, the necklace and bangle of hollow design, with sprung hinges to the back and twin Mycenaen lion mask terminals, the earclips and ring of similar design, each piece individually decorated with granular and ropetwist detail, all signed, the necklace and bangle numbered ’10’, diameter of necklace 14.5cm, bangle diameter 7.3cm, earclip length 2.7cm,ring size L, with 5 blue suede pouches signed Zolotas. £4,600-£5,000


The Greek jewellery house of Zolotas was founded in 1895 by Efthimios Zolotas, at Aiolou Street, in Athens, a family run business that has continued through the decades of the 20th century, opening a new showroom in Paris in the 1970s and still maintaining its family tradition today.

The 1950s and 60s saw inspiration drawn directly from the Greek cultural heritage, reviving mythological themes from Ancient Greece. Customers in the early 60s included included Aristotle Onassis, the Kennedys, Elizabeth Taylor and Maria Callas.