Works from the 30s - 70s
Franco's hand seems to be guided by ancestral and distant memories in these
years his expressive archetype begins to take shape.
His jewels are embossed and chisel compositions in which he transposes and invents his fantastic and surreal world.
The working techniques learned at the Cantù school of applied arts were only basic notions for metalworking; due to his growth in the field of goldsmithing, Franco relied on experimentation, and towards the end of the decade he discovered chisel work.
The works of these years are instinctive and devoid of conditioning, of taste
The embossed and chiseled workmanship dates back to ancient times and allows Franco to express his dream world through the artifacts.
The ability to chisel allows him to give life to his surreal characters, as is clearly evident by observing his works.
In these years, his work as a sculptor-goldsmith is increasingly appreciated
from collectors and starts working gold combined with silver; the use of the precious metal and its unique and special characteristics enhance the intrinsic and technical quality of its jewels.
Daverio's passion for materials and the craftsmanship he possessed in
model them, when we observe his artifacts.