Grachev brothers factory
Factory of brothers Grachevs ("Br. Grachevy")
The gold, silver and electroplating products factory was founded in St. Petersburg in 1866 by silversmith Gavriil Petrovich Grachev, who had previously worked for Gasse. After his death in 1873, the business was continued by his sons Mikhail, Simon and Grigory, who renamed the enterprise into " Br. Grachevy. Silverware production” (since 1895).
Until 1889 - the year of the workshop opening - the firm did not have its own brand. On the items it sold, there were "names" of the masters who worked for it.
In 1892, the firm was awarded the title of court vendors of the Imperial Russian Imperial Court, reaffirmed in 1901.
In 1895 the factory was opened, in 1900 the Trade House was organized.
The company ceased operations on March 2, 1918.
The firm was engaged in the production of sculpture, objects of worship, everyday life, toilet, dining and tea sets, dishes, selling their products not only in Russia but abroad, where they were, as contemporaries wrote, in considerable demand. The works of the Grachev brothers' factory were awarded at the All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition in 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod, as well as at exhibitions in Copenhagen (1888) and Chicago (1893).
Despite the fact that the Grachev brothers' factory became famous in St. Petersburg as an enterprise for creating objects in the "Russian" style, the masters also worked in the style of historicism. They performed in a variety of jewelry techniques, including enamel.
Exhibits in the Museum Collection
Grachev brothers factory1898
Tureen with cover
Grachev brothers factory1908-1917
Jorum with a pouring spoon
Nakhim Kagan workshop, gold and silverware master Johan Ferdinand Olsonius, Grachev brothers factory1880-1890
The Grachev brothers factory, Kadykov and Mekhov1899-1908
The Russian style pitcher
Grachev brothers factory1885
Glass holder with glass (built up)
Grachev brothers factoryGlass holder - 1899. Glass - the19th-20th centuries
Egoist table silver set (in the case)
Grachev brothers factory1888
Grachev brothers factorylast quarter of the 19th century
Grachev brothers factory (setting)1899-1903