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CARL WEISHAUPT

Founding father of this Munich silversmiths' dynasty was Anton Weishaupt (1776-1832). He was followed by his son Carl Weishaupt (1802-1867) and his grandson Max II Weishaupt (1838 - 1903). Increasing economic success made it possible to move to large business premises on Marienplatz, first in the No. 1 and then in Marienplatz 29, corner Rosenstraße. During this time, the company intensified its cooperation with the largest South German silver manufactory Peter Bruckmann & Söhne in Heilbronn. After the death of Max II Weishaupt, his widow Anna Weishaupt took over the business in 1903 and ran it until her death in 1918. In 1908 and 1911, Richard Riemerschmid, who had family ties with the Weishaupt family, designed the company's famous cutlery patterns CWR and CWM. Both cutlery were awarded several times and found their place in the history of design.
Richard Riemerschmid flatware pattern for Carl Weishaupt company Richard Riemerschmid flatware pattern for Carl Weishaupt company

In this period, Weishaupt stamped next to the advertised name C. Weishaupt also the new corporate brand CWM with the symbol of the Munich Frauenkirche. In 1918 Clara Neresheimer (her husband, August Neresheimer, was the curator of Schatzkammer der Residenz), the daughter of Max and Anna Weishaupt, took over the shops managing the company through the difficult times after the First World War. In 1921, she took over the long-established silver company Harrach & Söhne, which had its focus in the production of church silver. From 1933 Hanni Biehler (1900 -1944), daughter of Clara and August Neresheimer, lead the company until her death. The building of the company, Marienplatz No. 29, was badly damaged by an air raid and demolished in 1945. The grandson of Hanni Biehler, the silversmith Florian Bieler, owns today the rights of Carl Weishaupt company.
Carl Weishaupt, Munich: mark Carl Weishaupt, Munich: mark


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Carl Weishaupt shop in Marienplatz - Munchen Carl Weishaupt shop in Marienplatz - Munchen
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