In 1998, the Russian Government wished to restore to its original beauty the two Kremlin’s Halls of St. Andrew and St. Alexander, whose original furniture and decorations had been destroyed by Stalin. The tender was won by a Florentine firm which subcontracted the orders for the bronzes to the Fonderia Marinelli. The work began in 1998 and ended in 2000. Designs based on all the destroyed decorations were recreated: gigantic chandeliers, huge wall sconces and large wall sculptures. After the model’s approval, the work continued with the casting, retouching and gilding of the large amount of artifacts.

  • St. Alexander, installation of sculptures, chandeliers and appliques
  • The St. Andrew Hall during the restoration with chandeliers and appliques already applied
  • The completed St. Andrew Hall
  • The completed St. Andrew Hall
  • The completed St. Andrew Hall
  • Making of a clay model from a drawing
  • The completed model in clay
  • Realization of a model from a drawing directly in wax
  • Model in wax completed
  • Realization of a model from a drawing directly in wax
  • Model created with wax
  • Realization of a model from a drawing directly in wax
  • Model performed directly in wax in the finishing stage
  • Wax retouching
  • The retouched wax ready for casting
  • Working on a bronze casting
  • Bronze finished ready for patina
  • Bronze finished ready for patina
  • Gilded bronze applique completed