August Wilhelm Holmström

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August Wilhelm Holmström, Finnish and Russian silver- and goldsmith. Born in Helsinki, Finland in 1829. Apprentice in St. Petersburg, master in 1857 with his own workshop. Senior member of Fabergé's workshop, he was head jeweler and also produced parts for composite articles. Died in 1903. His son Albert Holmström continued in his father's footsteps after his death and used the same mark, AH.

References[edit]

  • G.von Habsburg-Lothringen & A.von Solodkoff, Fabergé - Court Jeweler to the Tsars (1979)
  • Geoffrey Watts, Russian Silversmiths' Hallmarks (1700 to 1917) (2006)