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Pierre Gaggini

Born in Nice in 1903, Pierre Gaggini was taught by his uncle Albert Blanchi, and from 1924 to 1927 fulfilled his military service in Paris, where he managed to gain more experience with Louis Billotet (1895-1948), a pupil of Charles Enel. He returned to Blanchi’s workshop in Nice, and opened his own establishment in 1934, where he worked until his death in 2006. In this latter period he developed and refined his own model, which he worked with great precision and covered with fine golden-orange varnish. He won many medals throughout his career, in Paris, The Hague, Liège and Rome, and was honoured as ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ in 1957.

Pierre Gaggini

(Nice, b 1903; d 2006)

Born in Nice in 1903, Pierre Gaggini was taught by his uncle Albert Blanchi, and from 1924 to 1927 fulfilled his military service in Paris, where he managed to gain more experience with Louis Billotet (1895-1948), a pupil of Charles Enel. He returned to Blanchi’s workshop in Nice, and opened his own establishment in 1934, where he worked until his death in 2006. In this latter period he developed and refined his own model, which he worked with great precision and covered with fine golden-orange varnish. He won many medals throughout his career, in Paris, The Hague, Liège and Rome,... Read more