Caspar d. Ä.

goldsmith, silverworker, ,

born Venedig

buried Nürnberg, 08. Apr 1618

formerly grave no. 2042 in the Johannis cemetery, epitaph dat. 1605, it is today on grave no. 45. brother of Hans. ∞ I) 21.4. 1585 Apollonia (get. 2.3.1567 - buried 26.2.1586), daughter of Hans Koeppel, goldsmith; II) June 1586 Ursula (buried 20.1.1604), daughter of Leonhard Müller goldsmith; III) 30.10.1605 Anna († after 1619), daughter of Andreas Bretschneider, furrier. In 1584 he was allowed to take the master's examination out of turn because he was engaged to a goldsmith's daughter. On 25.8.1585 he passed the master's examination and took the master's oath on 29.8.1585. On 15.1.1586 he was registered in the citizen's book, paying an increased citizen's fee, so he was wealthy. 1596-1618 named, 1611-14 juror. Mz: three mill irons. With Rv. of 15.10.1611 he was allowed to set up a silver stall (sales stall) at the show at the main market. Several double goblets are known from Beutmüller, as well as figural drinking vessels and set cups. In 1606 he made a shield for the escort of Margrave Joachim Ernst of Brandenburg-Ansbach, which is now in the Bavarian National Museum. In 1612 he sold a drinking vessel to Martin Peller. A year later he or his brother Hans (contradictory information in the sources) sold the council a silver crockery with Schmeck (silver flower bouquet). In 1587 he acquired the paternal dwelling at Bindergasse 12/corner of Leonhardsgäßchen from the co-heirs for 1700 fl., where he lived until his death. In the death entry he was described as a silver dealer and jeweller, so he also dealt in goldsmith's work. His daughter Maria married the goldsmith Reinhold Mühl on 29.7.1607; his daughter Ursula married the goldsmith Hans Groß on 6.6.1620.



BUDAPEST, Kunstgew.-Mus.: Set cup, end. 16th c.

 LONDON, BM: Set cup with the sign of the zodiac Scorpio and engraved battle scene on the upper rim, c. 1600.

NEW YORK, Metrop. Mus.: Double goblet, c. 1600.

ROME, Mus. di Pal. Venezia, Coll. Wurts: Renaissance goblet with chased tail ornamentation, end of 16th century.


ZURICH, Switzerland. Landes-Mus.: Goblet, dat. 1598.



Lit.: AKL; Thieme-Becker; Rosenberg 4046; Roth, 1802; Stockbauer, 1893 no. 533; Hampe, Rv.; KDM Nuremberg, 1977; Zahn, DI-N no. 2779; Jamnitzer, 1985; Goldschmiedekunst, 2007 no. 60; Kohn, NHb Sebald.