August Frederik Hollming (or Golming), Finnish and Russian silver- and goldsmith, Fabergé workmaster. Born in 1854 in Loppi, Finland as a son of a bookkeeper Anders Gustaf Hollming of Loviisa and of Katarina Petterson. Was apprenticed to the goldsmith Karl F. Ekholm in Helsinki at the beginning of the 1870s years. In 1876 he settled in St.Petersburg and registered as a goldworker. In 1880 qualified as master and opened his workshop at 35 Kazanskaya Street and was hired by Fabergé soon. Had 3 sons from Erika G. Abrahamsson. In 1900 the Hollming workshop moved to 24 Bolshaya Morskaya under the same roof as Fabergé. In 1913 ran the workshop together with Otto Hanhinen, his father's assistant. Produced mostly cigarette-cases in silver, gold and enamel, miniature Easter Eggs and small gem-set, enameled jewels such as cuff-links, brooches and pins. Many times produced these objects to the House of Fabergé.