Pursuing their campaign to replace the original bronze sculptures with faithful copies obtained from molds taken from the originals, the City of Florence and its Fine Arts Department, commissioned the Fonderia Marinelli to produce the cast of Giambologna’s ‘Bacchus’ after the original. It was placed in a niche near the Ponte Vecchio.
The Superintendence responsible for the Museums of Florence, together with the Museum of Orsanmichele, commissioned to Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli the casting of posthumous Ghiberti’s ‘St. Matthew’ to replace the original statue, which was moved from the external niche of the Orsanmichele Church to the nearby museum. After a careful study, a mold on the original sculpture was realized and then cast in bronze.
The Superintendence of the Archaeological Heritage of Tuscany along with the Director of the Archaeological Museum of Florence commissioned the Fonderia Marinelli to produce a negative mold from the original Etruscan sculpture of Minerva in order to obtain an identical bronze cast for the Museum. The restoration took place at the laboratory of the Superintendence.
On the occasion of the program of urban renewal of the city of Skopje, Macedonia, the Fonderia Marinelli has won the commissions to realize seven important works, including the creation of the 7 meter high monument representing national hero Nikola Karev on his horse. The foundry has received the plaster model to enlarge and then has realized the bronze casting.
Among the seven commissions won by the Marinelli Foundry for Skopje’s, the capital of Macedonia, urban renewal are the castings of the two equestrian statues, ‘Goce Delcev’ and’ Dame Gruev’ both 5 meters high. The plaster models were in the original size.
To inaugurate the restoration of Donatello’s ‘David’, the Bargello National Museum requested from Marinelli Foundry an identical cast gilded as on the original (now largely lost) to be exhibited in the museum together with the original David.
The Macedonian government sent the Marinelli Foundry the plaster model of the 3.5 meter high equestrian statue of Alexander the Great, with a request to enlarge it to 15 meters and then cast it in bronze. The gigantic monument is part of a large fountain that includes soldiers and lions and a large number of bas-reliefs, all to be executed in bronze by the Marinelli Foundry.