1851-1917 — Julius Rappaport began his career as an apprentice to a silversmith in Berlin. He soon moved to St. Petersburg where he became a master in 1884 and opened his first workshop soon after. Carl Fabergé recruited Rappaport in 1890 to work at his St. Petersburg workshop where he became Head Silver Workmaster, creating some of the firm's most prestigious silver masterpieces. Rappaport won the Grand Prize at the Paris World Exhibition for his famous miniature creations of the imperial regalia.
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