A woman washing mineral ore in early Annaberg uses a bucket and vat made by coopers. All the men of the Wiederänders family were coopers before 1800.
Detail from a painting by Hans Hesse on the rear side of the Bergaltar (Miners' Altar) in St. Anne's Church, ca. 1521. Courtesy St. Annenkirche, Annaberg-Buchholz.