The world class designs of genuine Elias Artmetal® picture frames are the
culmination of generations of refinement in fine metal work begun by their
family in Europe.
While art castings of this caliber have for too long been limited to the work of a few European foundries,
all Elias designs are made
in the United States by American master craftspeople.
Each picture frame is produced in their own shop where every phase
of production is closely monitored. Individually cast, chased, and finished completely by hand, each picture frame is a piece of art.
"Old World" methods completely avoid mass production machines and techniques.
Elias Artmetal® uses the purest metals to achieve what many consider to be the world's finest pewter. Although the exact formula is a
family secret, it is known that one of the key ingredients is the
addition of pure sterling silver. It permits the almost "hypnotic"
look of the metal while permitting maximum detail of the intricate designs and themes.
Additionally, all golden pieces are electroplated with a heavy
and permanent layer of pure 18kt gold.
The Elias unique hallmark on each piece
signifying the model and date of design is a signature of authenticity and
Its no wonder that owners of Elias Artmetal® picture frames talk about the harmony
and balance in a room. The result is the unique "Elias" look and style.
The Elias credo lives on in every piece perfect enough to leave
their workshop: "if it's worth making, it should be made good forever."