‘The Art of Bvlgari: 130 Years of Italian Masterpieces’ exhibition in Tokyo

The Tokyo National Museum is hosting a special exhibition on the history of Cartier, in celebration of its 130th anniversary. The exhibition is open to the public Sept 7 – Oct 28

The jeweler Sotirios Voulgaris (1857-1932) opened Bvlgari in Rome in 1884 and began producing antique-revival jewelry. It was during the 1960s that the younger Voulgaris generations decided to create the brand’s own aesthetic from a mixture of various cultures, including classical Greek and Roman styles, Italian Renaissance and 19th-century romantic silverwork.

Featuring roughly 250 important works drawn from both the company’s and private collections, this exhibition is the only opportunity visitors will get to see many of these luxury pieces.

Bvlgari 1969 heritage piece