Opened his own workshop with his wifes dowry of a thousand roubles (1851). Acquired his brothers workshop and opened a factory on First Goncharny (Potters) Lane in Taganka (1853).Employed a staff of four hundred (1854) and six hundred craftsmen and apprentices (1855). Appointed official purveyor to the future Tsar Alexander III. (1865), King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1873), Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich. (1878) and King Christian IX of Denmark (1888). Awarded the Légion dhonneur (1867) and the Order of the Iron Crown (1873). Founded a school for 130 goldsmiths and silversmiths (1871). Opened a factory and shops in St Petersburg at 35 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1873) and the former premises of Sazikov. At 29 Bolshaya Morskaya Street (1900). Member of the Moscow City Duma (187688). Died and buried at Kalitniki (Moneybags) Cemetery in Moscow (1888), where his work was continued by his sons Mikhail, Alexander, Pavel and Nikolai (18881917) and many others.
The item "Antique Russian Imperial Silver Set of 12 Spoons by Ovchinnikov in Original Box" is in sale since Tuesday, May 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.The seller is "sv20000" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.