Description

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

  • Separate workshops sponsored by Fabergé.
    • A.W. Holmström
    • M.E. Perchin
    • H. Wigström