Gustav Faberge
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Gustav Faberge (1814 - 1894)

Gustav Faberge aka Farvis, Farber
Born in Estoniamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germanymap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jul 2018
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Gustav was born in 1814 in what was then Livonia ,it is now known as Estonia [[1]] The family was originally from La Bouteille located in northern France. Gustav's family had fled France [[2]] because of religion persecution at the end of the 17th Century because of revocation of The Edict of Nantes [[3]] [[4]] [[5]]

The Beginning of the House of Faberge

Gustav apprenticed with Andreas Ferdinand Spiegel in St Petersburg. Gustav also worked for Johann Wilhelm Keibel in the 1830s.In 1796 Gustav registered as a Master Joiner in Parnu as Peter Fabrier in 1796) and Peter Faberg in 1808.

Gustav registered the name of Faberge in 1826.

Gustav qualified as a master in 1841. In 1842 he opened the jewelery House of Fabergé in Saint Petersburg[[6]] [[7]]Gustav also got married to Charlotte Maria Fabergé born Jungstedt, the daughter of a Danish artist and merchant.

Gustav hired Johann Alexander Gunst, Johann Eckhardt and starting in 1857 August Wilhelm Holmström. [1]Gustav Fabergé, together with his wife and son retired and moved to Dresden, leaving the business in the hands of Peter Hiskias Pending and V. A. Zaianchkovski. In Dresden they lived at Walpurgisstraße and Victoriastraße, a few minutes walk from the Castle that housed the famous jewelry collection Grünes Gewölbe with the important jewelry of Johann Melchior Dinglinger.

They had the following children Aleksandrine Caroline Koschke, Wilhelmine Charlotte Nicolay, Carl Fabergé and Agatha Emilie Fabergé, and Agathon Faberge.

Gustav retired and moved back to Dresden where his sons attended a Dresden School of Arts and Crafts[[8]]


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