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