FRIESS, Joachim
(b. ca 1579, Lübeck, d. 1620, Augsburg)


German goldsmith, active in Augsburg. Renaissance Augsburg was, after Nuremberg, the greatest of the German manufacturing and commercial cities, and a ready supply of silver enabled its guild of goldsmiths to fashion great numbers of richly ornamented vessels for export. Joachim Friess became master goldsmith in Augsburg in 1610. Other biographical data are not available about him.

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