Kellerthaler family [Kellerdahler; Kellerdaller; Kolertal]
- 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...