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At the beginning of the early modern period, silversmiths, goldsmiths (Gold), and occasionally a few other specialized occupations (such as filigree workers and silver casters) worked in the organizational framework of a craft guild (Gewerke), which normally was named for the goldsmiths. With respect to production volume and the number of shops, however, down to the 19th century the activity of the silve…

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Schürer, Ralf, “Silversmith”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027523>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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