Bulgari archive: Quadrifoglio apply for sponsor

Since December 2008 had began the work of restoration and safety of the Costantino Bulgari archive, one of the most inestimable heritages in gold sector, that finished on March 2019. 

Quadrifoglio with great pride shared this initiative, applying for sponsor. The BVLGARI archive represents an inestimable good not only for the gold sector, even for culture.

Quadrifoglio is in Arezzo land and in gold market for over 40 years, gave value to the mundial, local and personal gold tradition bringing its contribution to the restoration work made by Cristina Merelli under the management of Prof. Paolo Torriti. 

It is sure enough about a special collection of documents, on italian goldsmiths and silversmiths, from the fourteenth century to the nineteenth, the outcome of the researches and photographic campaignes managed by Costantino  Bulgari, son of Sotiris Voulgaris, founder of the BVLGARI, and author of the society development with his brother Giorgio.


The archive is composed of countless documents, paper sheets of a thousand of stamps, realizations on objects and italian silversmiths, photographic prints, about 2300 negatives on vitreous plate and roughly 300 paper drawings of Giovanni Valli, historical designer of the BVLGARI.

In 2010, the daughter of Costantino Bulgari, Anna Bulgari Calissoni, offered the whole collection to science of formation, human science, and intercultural communication departments in Arezzo (University of Siena).

Nowadays the collection is preserved in the goldsmithing history and technique laboratory (Lab. Or) of the department, the restoration work was managed by Cristina Merelli under the scientific supervision of Prof. Paolo Torriti, professor of modern art history and manager of the Master’s degree in the history, design and marketing of the jewellery.

In March 2019 ended the first phase of the work that involved the direct intervention on 37 folders from the archive. The intervention was made possible thanks to some sponsors who financed the entire initiative: Giovanni Raspini Spa, Quadrifoglio Spa, Mariella Bertoneri.

Why sponsor the restoration of the Bulgarian archives?

“Look to the future while maintaining its roots”

This is the motto of Quadrifoglio, but being able to look to the future maintaining our roots is much more than a principle upon which base our work.

It means being aware that we have a history to tell every day.
It means knowing where we came from to know where we want to go.
It means to appreciate and recognize an asset which is even more precious than gold: our story. 

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