The first silver creations by Sotirio Georgis Bulgari

FROM THE ORIGINS TO THE 1940S: the first silver creations by Sotirio Georgis Bulgari

The first silver creations by Sotirio Georgis Bulgari combined elements of the Byzantine and Islamic traditions with allegorical, floral and foliate motifs. Until the ‘50s Paris was the center for fashion and creative jewellery, thus influencing Sotirio’s production for years: jewels of the early ‘20s were characterised by Art Deco platinum mounts while those of the ‘30s are distinctive for dimensions and geometric motifs in diamonds or combined with a coloured gemstone.
Convertible jewels were also fashionable but one of Bulgari’s greatest and long-standing successes of these years is the TROMBINO, the small trumpet ring.
During the Second World War, jewellery creations were produced in gold with sparing use of precious gemstones and design became softer and more naturalistic.
At the end of the ‘40s Bulgari introduced SERPENTI bracelet-watches: still highly stylised with coils in tubogas or in gold mesh, this watch was subsequently made in varied versions and shapes.

Bulgari Clip/Brooch in platinum with cabochon sapphire and diamonds
Bulgari Necklace tiara combination in platinum with diamonds
Bulgari Necklace, bracelet and triple clip brooch in platinum with rubies and diamonds
Bulgari Trombino ring in platinum with diamonds, 1932, Private Collection
Bulgari Bracelet/Clip brooch in yellow gold with sapphires, rubies and diamonds 1940
Bulgari Bracelet in gold 1942
Bulgari Buckle in gilded silver with green paste, Georgis Boulgaris 1870 - 1880
Bulgari Tubogas wrist watch bracelet in gold, 1949, Private Collection
Bulgari Bracelet in platinum with emeralds, onyx and diamonds, 1925
Bulgari Necklace tiara combination in platinum with diamonds 1935

Clip/Brooch in platinum with cabochon sapphire and diamonds, ca. 1938

Necklace/tiara combination in platinum with diamonds, 1935

Necklace, bracelet and triple clip brooch in platinum with rubies and diamonds, ca 1930 - 1935

Trombino ring in platinum with diamonds, 1932, Private Collection

Bracelet/Clip brooch in yellow gold with sapphires, rubies and diamonds, ca 1940

Bracelet in gold, ca 1942

jpg Buckle in gilded silver with green paste, Georgis Boulgaris, ca 1870-1880

Tubogas wristwatch-bracelet in gold, 1949, Private Collection

Bracelet in platinum with emeralds, onyx and diamonds, 1925

Necklace/tiara combination in platinum with diamonds, ca 1935

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