World Monuments Fund
Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia Restoration and Museum Adaptation October 1996
Alexander Palace Time Machine

Semi-Precious Hardstone Animals

Here are some images of my favorite hardstone, Faberge-like animals from my collections with stories about how they were created and why

Russian Painter - Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov

Nesterov was one of Empress Alexandra's favorite painters, his picture of the Annuciation hung in the Mauve Room.  He worked for Grand Duchess Elizabeth in her Martha and Mary convent in Moscow.  Here's a bio.

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