It’s Monday, May 29, 2023 and 70°F in Austin, Texas
My Favorite Semi-Precious Stones for Hardstone Animals
Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
Russian Painter - Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov
I first met Nick when we worked together on the Jewels of the Romanovs Exhibition that toured around the USA a few years ago. Pallasart did the website for the exhibition and I gave a lecture at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts on the Alexander Palace and daily life in a Russian palace. In this blog posting Nick gives us an introduction to one of the favorite painters of the last Russian Empress, Alexandra and her sister, Elizabeth....
Bob Atchison's Guide to Bronze Patinas
Most people do not realize that bronze statues have artificial patinas applied to their surfaces. This blog article discusses the types of bronze patinas and how to recognize them.
More Pictures - Artemis Diana and Hounds
Here are some more pictures of the new life-sized bronze of Artemis Diana and the Hounds we posted a few days ago in the blog...
Russian Imperial Style - Part 2
A year ago we commissioned a special Savonnerie carpet to be made by one of our suppliers. There are two types of classic rugs, the Aubusson, which is a flat weave and the Savonnerie which has a sheared pile...
Russian Imperial Style - Part 1
In 2001 Pallasart ordered a number of replicas of furniture from Russian Imperial Palaces to be made by wood carvers and gilders that worked in the palace museums of Tsarskoe Selo...