Gottfried Christian Leygebe


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(b Freystadt, Lower Silesia, 1630; d Berlin, 1683). German die-cutter, medallist and sculptor. In 1645 he travelled to Nuremberg to train as an armourer with Albrecht Liechtmann. He specialized in engraving on iron, made contact with Georg Pfründt (1603-63), an artist experienced in this technique, and developed into one of the best medallists and die-cutters of his time. In 1653 he had his own workshop as a sculptor and medallist.


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Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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