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10.01.2022 - new addition to our stone figurines collection

With the Chinese New Year soon approaching, we would like to share a new addition to our stone miniatures collection. The "Chinese merchant" figurine was inpires by the Chinese culture of the great Qing dynasty. The merchant is wearing traditional Qing clothing, is also holding a wine bottle with the word "Wisdom"/智慧 written on it and is reading a book called "避暑山庄记". 

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01.01.2022 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!

Congratulations to your friends and colleagues in the New Year 2022! We sincerely hope that it will be better than the previous year, and all difficulties will remain in the outgoing 2021!

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24.11.2021 - The Icon of the Savior Almighty was presented to Pope Francis

The Icon of the Savior Almighty was presented as a gift to Pope Francis. The icon was made by art restorers of the amber workshop from natural Baltic amber in graphics that correspond to all the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church. We sincerely hope that this gift will become another confirmation of the unity of faith - this is extremely important in the modern world.

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29.09.2021 - Catherine II. Personal space

09/29/2021 in Tsarskoe Selo, representatives of the press, as well as students of specialized restoration schools, were shown how the work on the reconstruction and restoration of the Personal Chambers of Empress Catherine II in the Zubovsky wing of the Catherine Palace is proceeding.

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13.08.2021 - Opening of the Alexander Palace

The Tsarskoye Selo Amber Workshop cordially congratulates the colleagues from the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Reserve on such a grand, long-awaited and joyful event - the opening of the Alexander Palace. On August 13, 2021, after restoration, the first 13 interiors of this landmark in our history architectural monument were opened - the personal apartments of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. From August 14, 2021, the palace reopens its doors to visitors.

 

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The Icon of the Savior Almighty was presented as a gift to Pope Francis. The icon was made by art restorers of the amber workshop from natural Baltic amber in graphics that correspond to all the canons of the Russian Orthodox Church. We sincerely hope that this gift will become another confirmation of the unity of faith - this is extremely important in the modern world.

The tradition of creating amber icons in the Tsarskoye Selo amber workshop has been going on for over 25 years. The first amber icons were made for the prayer room of the President of the Russian Federation in the Kremlin. Since that project, we have continued to improve our skill and technique of processing amber to convey the subtle nuances of color and texture. Today, craftsmen perform the most complex engravings with the addition of gold paint to convey the texture of gold embroidery on vestments, use gilded foil under transparent amber to convey the inner glow of halos, skillfully work on bone to create the faces, hands and feet of saints.

Each icon is a work of not only decorative and applied art, but also a more sublime, spiritual art.