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Traditionally Amber Workshop in Tsarskoye Selo has been creating valuable diplomatic gifts. In 1997 our craftsmen made a panagia for the Metropolitan of Saint-Petersburg and Ladoga Vladimir. 
In 2007 A. Strigo and T. Kalinina carried out a very interesting project – «Treasure books». This precious series includes only 16 books. Complexity of their creation, superfine jewelry work, use of precious stones, extremely complicated amber carving, and facsimile texts (reproduction of old art prints and manuscripts) have made these books priceless masterpieces. 
The subjects of these books are various and original as those people to whom they were presented. For example, Russian Prime-Minister Mr. Putin was presented «Imperial Decree on the Russian Chevalier Orders» - a facsimile copy on the 1797 Imperial Decree of Paul I in jewelry cover; the book-album «Russian Tsars» with 72 genuine watercolours after V. Vereschagin's sketches. On his 55th anniversary Mr. Putin was given a book-album «Holy Horse». «American Presidents» - a book-album with 42 original watercolours was presented to ex-President of the USA George Bush. 
All these books were created with immense support of A. Strigo and T. Kalinina who became inspirers of the whole project. 
Amber Workshop in Tsarskoe Selo is proud to have had the opportunity to take part in creation of such magnificent works of art together with such wonderfully talented colleagues.

 

  • «Imperial Decree on the Russian Chevalier Orders» - a facsimile copy of the 1797 Imperial Decree of Paul I in jewelry cover;
  • «Imperial Decree on the Russian Chevalier Orders» - a facsimile copy of the 1797 Imperial Decree of Paul I in jewelry cover, handmade gold embroidery;
  • «American Presidents» – the book-album, 42 original watercolours, jewelry cover;
  • «Russian Tsars» - the book-album, 72 original watercolours after V. Vereschagin's sketches, jewelry cover;
  • «Forgotten art of China» - the book-album with reprinted watercolour miniatures of a personal copy of Emperor Nikolas II, jewelry cover and casket with amber incrustation;
  • «The Nobel winners» - the book-album with 50 genuine watercolours, jewelry cover and casket with amber incrustation;
  • «Holy Horse (Arabians)» - the book-album with 40 original watercolours, jewelry cover;
  • Facsimile copy of the XII century manuscript «The Gospel according to Mstislav», jewelry cover, gold painting;
  • Facsimile copy of XIII manuscript from the collection of baron Gunzburg «The Torah» in ancient Jewish, jewelry cover, gold painting and amber inlaid casket;
  • Facsimile copy of the manuscript of IX century «The Qu’ran» by Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan - the most ancient manuscript remained until nowadays, which as many people believe, was stained with blood of the Third Caliph. The book is in amber inlaid casket;
  • Facsimile copy of XVII manuscript «Sutra About Good Times – Bhadra-kalpika Sutra», jewelry cover, gold painting; 


In 2007 the Amber Workshop in Tsarskoye Selo took part in creation of a series of books «The Historical Description of the Uniforms and Arms of the Russian Army» by Major-general Alexander Viskovatov – one of the most prominent Russian military historians. Emperor Nicolas I himself commissioned it. Thirty volumes of the book took almost twenty years to complete. This fundamental research covers the history of Russian arms and uniform starting from Kievan Rus’ till the beginning of XIX century. This facsimile copy contains four thousand colour plates and five thousand pages of written description. Each book comes with a book case of most precious types of wood and is decorated with Florentine mosaics. Precious and semi-precious stones, ivory, gold and silver make this edition unique. All craftsmen of the Amber Workshop are proud to have had the chance to take part in this magnificent work that praises the strength of our country.