Harilaos Hiotakis
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Harilaos Hiotakis

Harilaos Hiotakis (1915-1998), following the Destruction of Asia Minor –his birthplace-, fled as a refugee to Greece and in 1929 came to Utrecht in the Netherlands, where he traded fur.

He acquired a large works of art collection and in 1980, after the example set by Gr. Manos, he donated to the Museum of Asian Art 360 significant pieces.

The Hiotakis collection includes porcelain, bronze and ivory artefacts, mainly dating back to the 17th-19th centuries. These works originally come from China and Japan, although they were purchased in Europe.