Russian Jewelry Maker’s Marks

Fabergé
Russia
(1842 - 1920)
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Specialties

  • Gold & Silversmiths to the Russian Imperial Court.
  • Specialized in enamel, working in the 18th century French style.
  • Objets de Fantaisie

1842

  • Founded by Gustav Fabergé (1814-1893)
  • Had apprenticed with a jeweler in St. Petersburg.

1860

  • Gustav Fabergé retired.

1870

  • Peter Carl Fabergé controls the firm.
  • Trained in Frankfurt and St. Petersburg.

1884

  • First Imperial Easter Egg Royal Warrant Awarded.

1897

  • Royal Warrant from Sweden & Norway.

1900

  • Carl Fabergé awarded the Legion d’ Honeur for Paris Exhibition.

1918

  • Shut Down by the Russian Revolution.
  • Peter Carl Fabergé escaped and died in Switzerland – 1920.

Workmasters

Grachev Bros
Russia
e.1866-c.1917

Specialties

  • Silversmiths & Enamellists.
Holmström, August Wilhelm
St. Petersburg
Russia
e.1857

Specialties

  • Goldsmith
  • Jeweler
  • Born in Helsinki
  • c.1857 Opened a workshop and became a jeweler for Fabergé.
  • Albert Holmström (1876-1925), son of August used same maker’s mark.
Klingert, Gustaf G.
Russia
e.c.1890-1915
  • Specialties
    • Manufacturing Silversmiths.
Ovchinnikov, Pavel
Russia
c.1853-1917

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.
Perchin, Michael Evlampievich
Russia
(1860-1903)

Specialties

Wigström, Henrik
Russia
c.1862-1930

Specialties

  • Goldsmith for Fabergé.
  • Returned to Finland after the Revolution.