Michael Perkhin

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Michael Perkhin
Notable workFaberge eggs

Michael Evlampievich Perkhin (Russian: Михаи́л Евла́мпиевич Пе́рхин) (1860-1903) was a jeweler from the Russian Empire. Born in Okulovskaya in Olonets Governorate (now Republic of Karelia), he moved to St. Petersburg, he joined the House of Fabergé. With Henrik Wigström, he was one of the two leading workmasters of the House of Fabergé.


Perkhin became the leading workmaster in the House of Fabergé in 1886 and supervised production of the eggs until his death in St. Petersburg in 1903. The eggs he was responsible for were marked with his initials.[1]

He worked initially as a journeyman in the workshop of Erik August Kollin. In 1884 he qualified as a master craftsman and his artistic potential must have been obvious to Fabergé who appointed him head workmaster in 1886. His workshop produced all types of objets de fantaisie in gold, enamel and hard stones.

All the important commissions of the time, including some of the Imperial Easter Eggs, the renowned "Fabergé eggs", were made in his workshop. His period as head Fabergé workmaster is generally acknowledged to be the most artistically innovative, with a huge range of styles from neo-Rococo to Renaissance.

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Imperial Fabergé eggs[edit]

Kelch Fabergé eggs[edit]

Other Fabergé eggs[edit]


  1. ^ "Treasures of the World - Europe". PBS. Retrieved 2008-09-21.


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