The prestige of Eleuteri dates back to 1897, when the elegant café was opened in Via del Gambero in Rome, just off the Spanish Steps. It soon became one of the most renowned gastronomic settings of the country thanks to its original selections of pastry.
Pietro Eleuteri’s passion was that of collecting arts, which inspired his son Carlo to move within the spectrum of extravaganza, from patisserie to antiquities, then specializing in vintage jewels. Today, Eleuteri is undisputedly regarded as Italy’s primary vintage and antique jewelry destination, boasting clientele from the Italian aristocracy to the international jet set.
Collections of unusual vintage jewels by esteemed houses like Bulgari, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels sparkle inside the cabinets alongside 18th century Southern Italian coral items, rare silverware and baubles shining with the million hues of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and more, in a setting charged with prominent antique and modern works of art by artists such as Reynolds, Boldini, Balla, Fontana, Wildt, Burri, Boetti, Christo and Allen Jones, to mention just a few. Eleuteri has had the honor of lending its jewels and art works for exhibitions held at prestigious institutions like the The Royal Academy of Arts in London, The Gare d’Orsay in Paris, The Fortuny Museum in Venice, and The Bulgari Museum in Rome.
The company’s historical headquarters are in Rome’s most eminent address, Via Condotti, while the other Eleuteri boutiques can be found in the high end shopping streets of Milan, Venice and Cortina, other than in New York, where Eleuteri set base at 19 East 69th Street, on the corner of Madison Avenue. The firm is often featured in worldwide remarkable magazines such as Vogue and The Wall Street Journal being recognized for its extravagant and trendsetting role within the industry.
As per tradition, Wagner and Etrusca, respectively Carlo’s first son and daughter, have approached the family business as the fourth generation proudly carrying forward the Eleuteri heritage.