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date: 22 November 2019

Kellerthaler family [Kellerdahler; Kellerdaller; Kolertal]locked

  • Silvia Glaser
  •  and Werner Wilhelm Schnabel


[Kellerdahler; Kellerdaller; Kolertal]

German family of goldsmiths, medallists, engravers, draughtsmen and painters. Three generations are documented in Dresden between 1554 and 1662. Johann Kellerthaler I (bc. 1530), a master in Dresden in 1554, was formerly assigned various engravings of Martin Luther, Charles V etc, now known to be the work of Jobst Kammerer (fl 1552–8). His brother Christoph Kellerthaler I (c. 1535–1592/1612), a master by 1573 and an elder of the goldsmiths’ guild in 1579, did various works for the Electors Augustus, Christian I and Christian II of Saxony: in the Dresden Frauenkirche, some chains (1572), silver cutlery sets (1584), cups (1588) and a chalice (1598) can tentatively be assigned to him. Christoph took on his three sons as apprentices between 1576 and 1589; these were (1) Johann Kellerthaler II, Christoph Kellerthaler II (fl 1587–1639...

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L. Forrer: Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, 8 vols (London, 1902–30)
U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]