Opificio delle Pietre Dure - Florence.  Many examples of this in the Pitti Palace. Pietra Dura or pietre dure, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art

Opificio delle Pietre Dure - Florence. Many examples of this in the Pitti Palace. Pietra Dura or pietre dure, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art

Perroquet réalisé par incrustation de pierres dures polies.

Perroquet réalisé par incrustation de pierres dures polies.

Lily pond - This intricate pietra dura motif uses the commesso assemblage technique which is similar to the mosaic technique. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Lily pond - This intricate pietra dura motif uses the commesso assemblage technique which is similar to the mosaic technique. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Print of Watercolor Painting Serene Bird 9 x 12 Original Watercolor Painting Pink Flying Blue Purple Turquoise

Print of Watercolor Painting Serene Bird 9 x 12 Original Watercolor Painting Pink Flying Blue Purple Turquoise

PIETRE DURA - Google Search

PIETRE DURA - Google Search

Alexander Lamont photograph of Taj Mahal stone inlay

Alexander Lamont photograph of Taj Mahal stone inlay

Most amazing museum in Florence, Italy: Museo dell'opificio delle pietre dure, where works created in stone are just breathtaking (like this bird)

Most amazing museum in Florence, Italy: Museo dell'opificio delle pietre dure, where works created in stone are just breathtaking (like this bird)

Detail of part of a pietre dure tabletop with landscape and birds, Florentine, ca. 1650.

Detail of part of a pietre dure tabletop with landscape and birds, Florentine, ca. 1650.

Exquisite Pietra Dura Inlay-work on Marble with Precious Gems-stones, Jaipur City Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Exquisite Pietra Dura Inlay-work on Marble with Precious Gems-stones, Jaipur City Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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