The Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry has always co-operated with the Museums and City Council of Florence in reproducing original works of art that the Fine Arts Superintendence wanted to preserve by exhibiting them in museums and replacing them with faithful copies made by using moulds taken from the originals. Tourists visiting the city have always had the habit of touching the snout of the worldwide famous boar, placed under the ancient Loggia which hosts the Straw Market, Florence's symbol, as it is said to bring good luck. Like that the Porcellino's (litterally "little pig", as it called by the Florentines) snout deteriorated to the point that the Fine Arts Superintendence decided to replace the boar with a copy identical to the original, cast by Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry. The operation was carrier out on a rainy winter morning, under the supervision of Ferdinando Marinelli Jr.
In March 1976, were placed, in the original Cellini's Perseus base, the replicas of the four Cellini statues: Jupiter, Danae, Minerva and Mercury, that the Florentine Fine Art superintendence had entrusted to Ferdinando Marinelli Artisic Foundry.
In September 2005, still under commission of Florentine Fine Art superintendence, was placed, in Borgo S. Jacopo niche, the replica of the Giambologna's Bacchus (the same place where the original was) cast from Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry.
Actually, The Artistic Foundry, is engaged doing the replica of Ghiberti's St. Matthew. The original is in the Orsanmichele Church of Florence.