Fonderia Artistica Valese dal 1913

Carlo Semenzato trained at the historic Fonderia Valese, founded in 1913, and has been the owner of the business since 2006. Semenzato creates his works by using the traditional Fontainebleau glass sand, pressing it into wooden or iron frames to work the object into the desired shape. Once the casts are removed, molten metal (either bronze or brass) at the temperature of 1200 to 1300 degrees is poured into a channel system. The metal then cools and hardens into the form given to it by the shaped mould: lion-head doorknockers, handles, knobs, gondola decorations, miniature replicas of Venice’s monuments. Among his most famous creations are a chandelier for the White House and a lion donated to Queen Elizabeth.

Fonderia Artistica Valese dal 1913

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