Fiorini Foundry History
Signor Giovanni Fiorini was born in Rome on 1880. He undertook his apprenticeship in bronze casting at the Nelli Foundry in Romeand then came to London in 1905 to work at the Parlanti Foundry in Fulham. In 1909 Signor Fiorini started his own Foundry in Battersea with craftsmen from Italy, casting heads, busts and bronze war memorials. He later went on to become Keeper of Sculpture at the Ashmoleum Museum of Oxford.
In 1925 during the great depression, competition was fierce amongst bronze foundries for commissions. It was at this time that Signor Fiorini's son Remo, then aged twelve began working during his school holidays in the foundry on bronze figures and equestrians, some still standing in London today.
After the war in 1947 Remo reopened the foundry in Fulham. Henry Moore was