The Wallace Collection

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Matthias Wallbaum (1554 - 1632)
  • Place of Birth: Kiel, Germany
  • Place of Death: Augsburg, Germany
Biography
Works of Art

One of the best Augsburg goldsmiths, becoming a Meister there in 1590. He specialized in small, portable alters and elaborate drinking cups and table ornaments. His mark (a walnut tree) is found on many pieces of ecclesiastical and secular silver, for example, paxes, mostrances, writing caskets and jewel caskets.