As the exclusive distributor for ARTIS, in the U.S. & Canada, Athonite is proud to offer gilding & restoration services for places of holy worship.
The work of ARTIS has been acknowledged and can be found all over Greece, Mount Athos, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, St. Petersburg, and Jerusalem, just to name a few.
One of A Kind
Our gilding technique utilizes some of the most diverse and exquisite materials found on this Earth. Bole paste from Armenia, alabaster from Bologna and countless other materials are employed to create these gold masterpieces.
Selected Gilded Work
Gilded wood-carved iconstand
One of the two icon stands that were burnished water-gilded.
Casket of St. Irene
The burnished water-gilded, wood-carved Casket of St. Irene is featured here.
Burnished Ciborium located in the Sacred Cell of St. Nicholas Bourazeris in Mount Athos.
Featured above, are items made for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, The Holy Theological School of Chalki in Constantinople (Istanbul), the Holy Church of Panagia Koumariotissa in Istanbul, and the Church of St. Spyridonas in Corfu, Greece, respectively.
Pulling from the disciplines of theology, art history, sociology, fine arts, physics, chemistry, material engineering & environmental science, we provide conservation and restoration services of the highest quality.
Before & After
Conservation and restoration of the Sacred Cell of St. John the Baptist's Beheading in Nea Skiti, Mount Athos.