In literary craftsmanship, at once versatile and accomplished, he has no superior and scarcely a rival.
The advance in craftsmanship and command over the materiel of verse shown since the volume of 1830 is absolutely astounding.
The system of decorating vases and vessels by means of strands of glass trailed upon the surface in knots, zigzags and trellis work, was adopted by the Moors and is characteristic of Roman craftsmanship. Glassmaking was continued at Pinar de la Vidriera and at Al Castril de la Pena into the 17th century.
The French found Moscow abandoned but with all the organizations of regular life, with diverse branches of commerce and craftsmanship, with luxury, and governmental and religious institutions.
The building was a superb example of craftsmanship from an era when quality was meant to survive those skilled men who proudly worked it.