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Antique 800 Silver Belt  By Demetrio Kremos Partner Bulgari Rome Italy

Antique 800 Silver Belt By Demetrio Kremos Partner Bulgari Rome Italy

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Continental: Pre 1900: Item # 1373570

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We are pleased to be offering you today a beautiful museum quality 800 standard solid silver Belt and Buckle by a leading Italian Jeweler Designer and Famed Silversmith Demetrio Kremos who was the business partner of the world famous Sotirios Voulgaris (Bulgari) and who founded the prestigious Bulgari firm. Demetrio Kremos and Sotirios Voulgaris became partners in 1880 and had a store in Naples where they made and sold Silver belts, Buckles and Bracelets along with other fine small items. The partnership ended in 1884 when Sotirios Voulgaris left to open his own store and to found the Bulgari Empire whilst Demetrio Kremos continued to produce high quality items at his Rome location. The beautiful solid silver Buckle and Belt is beautifully made comprising of 6 cast curved oblong panels with 5 slightly curved smaller panels in between and then the large oblong buckle.The Buckle and Belt is fully marked with Kremos Roma 80O to 5 of the larger panels to the back and all of the 5 smaller panels are marked 800 for the silver standard. The large Buckle is marked Kremos Roma 800. The panels are joined together by very heavy and well made chains. The chains are not marked but we have tested them to be solid silver and the same standard 800 as the panels. The decoration which is in a Neoclassical style is typical of the work been produced in the late 19th century By Demetrio Kremos and Sotirios Voulgaris (Bulgari) and others from Rome at that time. The decoration of which consists of Angels and Children has been beautifully cast and finished and is of the highest quality and the belt has a fantastic pedigree. Was this belt made while Sotirios Voulgaris (Bulgari) was still in partnership with Demetrio Kremos or after he left? This, I do not know but the Buckle and Belt has only been marked with Kremos Roma 800 so my thought is that Sotirios Voulgaris ( Bulgari ) probably would have left to open his own store but either way it is a wonderful piece of history and by a top Italian silversmith Demetrio Kremos. Condition is beautiful with no repairs or damage and completely original. Dimension's Length 85 cm. Large Buckle 8 cm x 5 cm. Large Panels 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Small Panels 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm. Weight 215 grams. Please look and zoom in on our images as they are part of our description and condition report. Please contact us if you need any more images or information.