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1st SILVER-ARTEL (1896-1917). Fabergé commissioned many silver articles from the 1st Silver-Artel. Its mark is '1A' in Russian Cyrillic (possibly).
AARNE, Johan Victor (1863-1934) a Swedish/Finnish workmaster whose signature is to be found on enameled gold and silver articles. His mark is 'J.V.A.'.
AARNE, Johan Victor mark
AFANASIEV, Feodor Alexeievich, made small objects of gild silver, guilloché enamel and hardstone objects with gild-silver, small frames and cigarette cases. His mark: 'FA' in Russian Cyrillic.
AFANASIEV, Feodor Alexeievich mark
ARMFELDT, Karl Gustaf Hjalmar (1873-1959) a Swedish/Finnish workmaster, producing enameled objects for Fabergé until 1916.
GORYANOV, Andrei carried on the workshop of Reimer after his death. His hallmark is 'AG', in Russian Cyrillic XX.
GORYANOV, Andrei mark
HOLLMING, August Frederik (1854-1915) born in Loppi, Finland, a Swedish/Finnish workmaster who worked for Faberge from 1880. His hallmark is 'A*H'.
HOLLMING, August Frederik mark
HOLMSTROM, Albert (1876-1925) a Swedish/Finnish workmaster, born in Kirkkonummi, Finland. He was a son of August Holmström. Used the mark of 'AH' same as August Wilhelm Holmström
HOLMSTROM, August Wilhelm (1829-1903) a Swedish/Finnish workmaster, who was appointed chief jeweler by Gustav Fabergé in 1857. His master mark is 'AH'.
HOLMSTROM, August Wilhelm mark
KOLLIN, Erik August (1836-1901) Fabergé's Swedish/Finnish head workmaster until 1886. His hallmarks: 'E.K.' in latin or in Russin Cyrillic
KOLLIN, Erik August mark KOLLIN, Erik August mark KOLLIN, Erik August mark
LUNDELL, G., head workmaster of Fabergé's Odessa branch. 'GL' in Russian Cyrillic.
LUNDELL, G. mark
MAYER, Victor (since 1889).
MICHELSON, Anders (1839-?) a Swedish workmaster who made gold cigarette cases and small enameled objects. His hallmark is 'AM' (possibly).
NEVALAINEN, Anders (1858-1933), a Swedish/Finnish workmaster.
NEVALAINEN, Anders mark NEVALAINEN, Anders mark
NIKKANEN, Gabriel, a Swedish/Finnish workmaster. Had an independent workshop in the Kazanskaya Street in St. Petersburg in the 1870s years. Workmaster for Fabergé in 1885. Made small silver and gold articles, enameled frames and cigarette cases from gold and silver.
NIKKANEN, Gabriel mark
PERCHIN, Michael (Michael Evlampievitch Perchin) (1860-1903) is the most famous of Fabergé's workmasters. He was responsible for the crafting of the imperial Easter eggs from 1885 or 1886 until his death in 1903. His hallmark appears on all but the first egg made during those years. Although he was initially trained by rural craftsmen, Perchin's mature work recalls elements of the rococo and Louis XV styles. His hallmarks: 'M.P.' in Russian Cyrillic.
PERCHIN, Michael mark

PETROV, Alexander
PIHL, Oskar Woldemar (1860-1897), Swedish/Finnish-born, One of the most famous head workmasters at The House of Fabergé. Made small items of jewellery such as tie pin. His mark: 'OP' (possibly).
RAPPOPORT, Julius A. (1864-1916) Fabergé's most important supplier of silver objects in St.Petersburg. His hallmarks: 'I.R.' in Russian Cyrillic (I.P.).
RAPPOPORT, Julius A. mark RAPPOPORT, Julius A. mark
REIMER, Wilhelm (d. circa 1898), born in Pernau, Estonia made small enamel and gold objects. His master mark: 'W.R'.
REIMER, Wilhelm mark
RINGE, Philip Theodor, had own workshop from 1893. Made objects in enameled gold and silver. His mark is 'T.R'.
RINGE, Philip Theodor mark
RUCKERT, Feodor (1840-1917) workmaster in Moscow, made cloisonné enamel articles for Fabergé. His hallmarks: 'F.R.' in Russian Cyrillic (?.?.).
RUCKERT, Feodor mark
SCHRAMM, Eduard W. a German who settled in St. Petersburg and made cigarette cases and small jewelled items. His hallmark 'E.S.'
SCHRAMM, Eduard W. mark
SOLOVYEV, Vladimir, his mark can be found under the enamel on pieces made for export to England. Made similar object to Philip Theodor Ringe. This mark is 'BC' in Russian Cyrillic (possibly).
THIELEMANN, Alfred (?-between 1890-1910), from Germany. active jeweller for Fabergé from 1880. Produced small trinkets and jewellery. His work was continued by his Son Karl Rudolph Thielemann. The master mark was 'AT' (possibly).
WAKEVA, Alexander, a Swedish/Finnish workmaster, Stephan Wäkevä's son. Master mark: 'A.W' (possibly).
WAKEVA, Constantine, a Finnish workmaster, Stefan Wäkevä's son.
WAKEVA, Stephen, a Swedish/Finnish workmaster from 1856. His and his son's (Alexander Wäkevä) initials can be found on a number of Fabergé silver pieces. This mark is 'A.W' or 'SW'.
WAKEVA, Stephen mark
WIGSTROM, Henrik (1862-1923) born in Ekenäs, Finland, a Swedish/Finnish workmaster who became head workmaster upon Michael Perchin's death in 1903, thereby assuming responsibility for the imperial Easter eggs. Wigström was particularly adept at designing cigarette cases, frames and figurines, which were produced in large number during the firm's most productive years. Wigström's style is characterized by echoes of the Louis XVI and Empire (style) periods. His hallmarks: 'H.W.' (possibly)
Fabergé workmaster were manufacturers who produced jewelry and silver items for the Fabergé Co.
Many of them had headed their own firms before being merged into the Fabergé establishment. They presided over teams of craftsmen and were responsible for executing of pieces conceived by the company's designers.
They punched silver item with their personal mark, usually coupled to Fabergé mark. Few of them used only Fabergé mark.

Fabergé trademark

Peter Charles Faberge was born in Russia, in St.-Petersburg on May, 30th, 1846. His father Gustav, of Huguenot extraction, was an unassuming jeweller who had been independently active since 1841. In 1860, Carl Faberge accompanied his parents on their move to Dresden. From there his father sent him on a tour of Europe, with stops in Frankfurt, Florence, and Paris. Back in St. Petersburg by 1866 as a full-fledged master, Carl joined Hiskias Pendin, August Holmstrom, and Wilhelm Reimer, all of whom had been employed by his father. In 1868 a Finnish goldsmith, Erik Kollin, was attached to the firm. Four years later Carl Faberge took over his father's workshop, with Kollin as his first head workmaster.
In 1882, Agathon Faberge joined his brother Carl in St. Petersburg and worked with him for over ten years. This period was to be the richest and most creative in Faberge's oeuvre, with the quality of objects produced remaining unsurpassed.

Most of the Faberge themes (the Imperial Easter eggs, animals, flowers, and objects of vertu in hardstones or precious metals) were introduced during this period and under the direction of the head workmaster, Mikhail Perkhin (1886-1903). By the 1890s Faberge had outstripped his competitors in the field of objects and silver and important commissions were undertaken for the Coronation festivities of 1896. Trips made by the Imperial Family to Denmark and to London were a source of excellent business for Faberge, since many of their presents came from his workshops. Further visible successes of the firm included distinctions at the Pan-Russian Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod (1896) and at the Nordic Exhibition in Stockholm (1897), culminating in 1898-1900 with the building of new premises at 24 Bolshaya Morskaya Street and Faberge's participation in the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900.

Fabergé Factory in St. Petersburg, circa 1910

FEBERGE photo gallery

Fabergé Imperial Egg Fabergé silver and enamel frame Fabergé silver and enamel watch

Fabergé caviar holder Fabergé flowers Fabergé silver and enamel box

Fabergé silver charka Fabergé silver and enamel cigarette case Fabergé silver and enamel spoon

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