№ 356/кор. 175 years since the birth of P-C. G. Faberge (1846-1920), jeweler

31.05.2021
Artist-designer – Hablovsky V.

 

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Peter Karl Gustavovich Faberge (1846-1920) was a Russian jeweller.

Born on May 30, 1846 in St. Petersburg. He studied at the German school of St. Anna in St. Petersburg, then attended the Dresden "Handelschule". After that, he traveled around Europe, perfecting his skills with the jeweler J. J. Smith. Friedman in Frankfurt am Main. Enriched by the culture of European countries and technical knowledge, as well as studying management, Carl Faberge returned to Russia in 1864 and began working in his father's workshop. He was also engaged in research and restoration work in the departments of antiquities and jewelry of the Hermitage, doing it free of charge. In 1872, Carl Faberge became the head of the firm.

Thanks to the fine artistic taste and commercial streak of Karl Faberge, a small jewelry workshop turned into the largest enterprise in the Russian Empire with a large staff of craftsmen. The company had branches in Moscow, Odessa, Kiev and London. Success came to Karl Faberge in 1882 at the All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition in Moscow, where his copies of the Scythian treasures found in the Crimea from the Hermitage, as well as samples of modern jewelry art, won a gold medal. Since 1883, Karl Faberge began to receive orders from the Russian Imperial court.

The Faberge company produced traditional jewelry, cutlery, and all sorts of precious trinkets. The materials were precious and ornamental stones, gold and silver, multi-colored enamels, miniature bone paintings, and ingenious mechanical "secrets". Easter eggs-souvenirs-stood out as a special luxury. They became a symbol of the company. International recognition came to Karl Faberge in 1885 at the Nuremberg Exhibition, where copies of the Scythian treasures were awarded a gold medal.
Awards: the Order of St. Stanislaus 2nd (1896) and 3rd degrees (1889), St. Anna 2nd degree (1892), the gold medal on the Stanislavsky Ribbon (for the exhibition of 1882 in Moscow), the Bulgarian Order of Civil Merit (1902) and the French Order of the Legion of Honor (1900).

The original stamp features a portrait of Peter Karl Faberge in a decorative frame; the main illustration is a collection of imperial Easter eggs by Faberge.
 

 

Denomination Paper Printing method Block format Edition
Letter «A» High Whiteness Modified (HWM) Offset 110x220 1000000

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