Works


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2016

Table by Dashi Namdakov

Work of Art of the russian sculptor Dashi Namdakov made in two copies in our Foundry.

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2016

L’opera dei vetrai

Bronze sculpture, created by Master Piero Bertelli and donated to the City of Piegaro by Giovanni Bartolozzi, founder and owner of Vetreria Etrusca of Montelupo Fiorentino.

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2016

Restoration of the Tritons’ Fountain of Valletta, Malta

As part of the urban redevelopment of the whole “Triton Square” the Government of Malta has requested a study on the possibility of a complete restoration of the “Tritons’ Fountain” placed in the middle of the square. For the bronze sculptures, the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry of Florence has been contacted, for the restoration of part of the stones De Feo Restauri of Rome has been contacted, for the hydraulic and electrical systems, the Company COGE Impianti of Gela has been contacted. Discover more

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2016

Paradise Bird, Ana Tzarev

The internationally acclaimed Artist Ana Tzarev’s work “Bird of Paradise” cast in bronze by the foundry.

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2017

Armenian Cross

On commission of the Dervishian Foundation of Montreal, Canada, we have created a 1.5 m high Armenian Cross which will be placed on a base made of “Black Africa” granite one meter high, in front of a church, in the same city as the Foundation.
Initially we studied the characteristics of this ancient symbol and the symbolism of the Armenian Apostolic Church. From this study we created a wax model of about 30 cm. which we have proposed to the customer.
After approval, we have enlarged the model up to 1.5 m. and cast it.
The Cross have then been accompanied by a commemorative plaque depicting the Cross and Mount Ararat, sacred to the Armenians.

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2021

United Nations Building in Geneva – Restoration of Paul Manship’s “Celestial Sphere”

HISTORY
The American Woodrow Wilson Foundation, whose president was Franklin Delano Roosvelt, (Fig. 1) contacted the American sculptor Paul Manship in 1935 (Fig. 2) for the creation of a monument to be placed in the park of the League of Nations building in Geneva, Switzerland. Manship proposed a large bronze Celestial Sphere with an iron frame, the surface of which was covered with bronze sculptures…
 
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2022

THE SCULPTURE OF EDWARD JENNER

Dr. David B. Agus M.D. of the “Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC” in Los Angeles, interested in vaccines, asked the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry of Florence to cast two bronze copies of the sculpture “Edward Jenner vaccinating his son”, created by Giulio Monteverde and whose original plaster is kept at the Gallery of Modern Art in Genoa together with a marble copy.
It was Jenner, in fact, who first tested the smallpox vaccine on humans in 1796.
The Foundry has obtained from Doctor Francesca Serrati, director of the GAM of Genoa, the permission to mould the original in full size.
With the faithful model, the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry began the work for the lost wax casting in bronze of the two replicas of the sculpture.
The waxes were obtained from the casts deriving from the model and subsequently retouched.
We then moved on to bronze casting, cleaning and chiselling of the bronze parts, which were subsequently “cold” mounted. At this point the sculpture has been patinated to give it the tone and shine desired by the customer.

2022

THE RESTORATION OF PAUL MANSHIP’S “CELESTIAL SPHERE” FOR THE UNITED NATIONS PALACE IN GENEVA CONTINUES

The original internal bronze skeleton of the Sphere has been restored, the various fractures and cracks have been welded, the surfaces have been cleaned and patinated again.
The sculptures of the constellations, restored and gilded with gold leaf, are reassembled on the internal skeleton.
The originally iron outer skeleton has been replaced with an identical stainless steel skeleton.
The bronze base …
 
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