Lorie, Fyodor firm

The history

Moscow firm "Lorie" was founded in 1871 by the jewelry and silverware factory owner Fyodor Anatolyevich Lorie (1858-1920). In 1895, he opened a store selling jewelry on the Kuznetsky Most, 4 (through the wall with С. Faberge’s store).

In 1912, the firm was transformed into a Partnership with the conditional capital of 800,000 rubles, co-founded by the employees of the C. Faberge Moscow branch - Alexei Lemkul (in the 1900s the head of gold department) and Giulio Guerrierii, who in the 1920s worked with C. Faberge sons - Eugene and Alexander in Paris. Perhaps F. Lorie executed orders for C. Faberge who controlled the production, marketing and assortment of the Partnership.

The firm produced silverware, household and interior design items, various crystal frames and jewelry. The technique of casting and embossing was used with the highest skill, combined with elements of forged patterns. Jewelry was ornamented with enamel, supplemented with precious and ornamental stones. Stylistically, the items created by the firm were of great variety – from the stylized ornaments of the Western European and Russian art of the 17th and 19th centuries, to the Modern and the Neo-Russian style. In 1916, the company ceased operations.

Exhibits in the Museum Collection