Starting in the early 1980's for close to ten years I advised Trammell Crow, founder and chairman of Dallas real estate developer Trammell Crow Company, on his Asian Art Collection. Purchases included Japanese screens, Southeast Asian and Indian art, and a wide variety of Chinese art. However, Trammell's first and greatest love was Chinese jade.
In 1989 I wrote a book about his jade collection, now housed in the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, located in downtown Dallas (http://www.crowcollection.org).
Trammell and Margaret Crow's jade collection is remarkable for its wide range, from prehistoric to late Qing, from classic literati style to fanciful mughal. Most importantly, Trammell chose with an eye to beauty, making his collection not only instructive, but a source of joy.