Mattei Brothers and Company, figurine manufacturers, 126-132 Greeves Street Fitzroy. Pictured in the workshop are Ivo Mattei [far right] and Ferdinando Mattei [second from right] with two unidentified employees. A third brother Amedeo [not pictured] was also involved in the business. The three brothers migrated to Australia from Gromignana in the province of Lucca which is renowned for its figurine makers, some of whom such as the Mattei brothers, were responsible for introducing the craft to other parts of the world.
Italian Origin: Toscana, Lucca, Gromignana
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