, Florentine craftsman, who we interviewed October 13th, 1976,
has rediscovered this lost art, inspired by the works of Hugford
on exhibit at the Pietre Dure Museum in Florence.
For 10 years, while continuing his job as a
civil servant, he used his free time to research the correct formula
for the scagliola pastes.
At last, he left his job at the Defense Ministry
in order to dedicate his life to scagliola, and now, as well as
producing various forms of scagliola, of his own design and on
commission, he is dedicated to collecting antique pieces and to
From a news documentary filmed by BBC TV in November
Photo : Bianco Bianchi (1920-2006), Alessandro
and Elisabetta in "Scagliola Room " ( Private Collection