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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1877, in Munich; died, died during World War I (1914-1918).

Worker in precious metals, metal worker, engraver. Jewellery.


Karl Johann Bauer learned metalwork, then worked in Munich for Rothmüller, Lohr & Steinicken. He also took lessons at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich. He taught metalwork at the Debschitz Schule, a school of applied art in Munich founded by Wilhelm Debschitz and Hermann Obrist in ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1868, in Hamburg; died 27 February 1940, in Berlin.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, architect, designer, decorative artist, graphic designer. Posters, furniture, wallpaper, carpets, glassware, ceramics, table services, jewellery, silverwork, objets d'art, typefaces.

Jugendstil, functional school.

Die Sieben (Group of Seven), Deutscher Werkbund...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 19 November 1865, in Hamburg; died 11 June 1902, in Badenweiler.

Painter, decorative artist, illustrator, engraver, designer, ceramicist, textile designer. Portraits, landscapes, flowers. Designs for stained glass, designs for tapestries, ex-libris plates, advertising posters, fabrics, ceramics, metal objects, ironware, lamps, furniture, typefaces, jewellery, wallpaper...


Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active in Madrid.

Engraver, medallist. Costumes. Medals.

Francisco González de Miranda studied at the academy in Madrid which has a medal by him dated 1823, created to commemorate Ferdinand VII's journey from Cádiz to Puerto de Santa Maria. His work as an engraver included an alphabet primer he published for children showing 27 different costumes....


Phylis Floyd

French term used to describe a range of European borrowings from Japanese art. It was coined in 1872 by the French critic, collector and printmaker Philippe Burty ‘to designate a new field of study—artistic, historic and ethnographic’, encompassing decorative objects with Japanese designs (similar to 18th-century ...


French, 18th century, male.

Born at the beginning of the 18th century, in Strasbourg.

Engraver, medallist, gem cutter.

Jean Muller was active in Paris in 1752 and was also known as a gem cutter.


American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1735, in Boston (Massachusetts); died 10 May 1818, in Boston.

Engraver (burin), jeweller, goldsmith.

Paul Revere learned the art of gold and silversmithing from his father. He also studied copper plate engraving and produced illustrations for books and magazines. He distinguished himself in the American War of Independence, and is remembered for an engraved plaque he made on this subject after Henry Pelham....


Italian family of engravers, jewellers, gold- and silversmiths. Flavio Sirletti (b Ferrara, 1683; d Rome, 15 Aug 1737) was a gem-engraver and jeweller. He moved from Ferrara to Rome in the early years of the 18th century and from 1719 was a member of the Virtuosi al Pantheon. His admirers included Giovanni Pichler, and contemporary and later critics lauded his work for its fineness of touch, which recalled the technique and style of the Classical engravers. Giulianelli claimed that Sirletti achieved this through his revival of the use of a diamond point. Intaglios included portraits of his contemporaries, the most renowned being that of ...


Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1555, in Utrecht; died 1613 or 1614, in Prague.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, medallist, goldsmith, jeweller.

Munich School, Prague School.

Paulus van Vianen was the pupil of his father Willem Ezestensz. van Vianen, a medal maker and goldsmith, and of Cornelius Flertz or Elertz. He first travelled to Florence and then came to Munich in 1596 where he became a master in 1599. He was appointed jeweller to Emperor Rudolph II....