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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » June

...: The Art of Pietre Dure June 21st, 2013 | posted by Liz Beirise Circa 1860 Pietre Dure figural plaque. A jeweler’s precision and an artist......’s eye make pietre dure one of the most fascinating techniques in decorative arts. Even more remarkable is that the process has remained mostly unchanged throughout the centuries......” as pietre dure pieces are often known. The task of creating a pietre dure piece begins like most artworks: sketching. A detailed sketch is made of the design, which is then rendered in watercolor to flesh out the color and shading... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » May

...in Events , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog , Stories | No Comments » Beauty Set In Stone: The Art of Pietre Dure May 1st, 2013 | posted by Bill Rau Pietre dure was used to adorn important objets d......’art, such as these magnificent plinths. Pietre dure is one of the oldest decorative arts. With a meticulous eye and steady hand, a master of this hardstone inlay technique can literally “paint” a picture in stone. This incredible......pietre dure plaque is comprised of numerous hardstones intricately inlaid to create a “painting of stone.” The art form developed in ancient Rome in the 4th century where the technique was known as opus... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Liz Beirise

...» 2 posts by Liz Berise: Paintings in Stone: The Art of Pietre Dure June 21st, 2013 A jeweler’s precision and an artist......’s eye make pietre dure one of the most fascinating techniques in decorative arts. Even more remarkable is that the process has remained mostly unchanged throughout the centuries... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Jim Cottrell

.... Hailing from the girls’ room at Peter’s Court, the […] Posted in From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Pietre Dure, the Original Rock Stars May 27th, 2009 Pietre Dure is an art-historical term... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... pietre dure An Italian phrase which means "hard stones," pietre dure is often used to describe sculptural or decorative use of hard stones....... Often used during the Italian Renaissance for decorating tiny caskets, it was much too fragile for use on larger items....... Some extraordinary pierced work was achieved by the noteworthy Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of London during the 18th and 19th centuries... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... It's surface is hard enough to be polished and malachite has been used for beads, cabochons, decorative items and pietre dure... Read More »