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  • Panel
    Faucherre, Jean Julien, born 1805 - died 1891
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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faucherre, Jean Julien, born 1805 - died 1891 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Electrotype, engraved and silvered copper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Jeanne Faucherre

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel, which may have been made for the side of a clock, is one of a group of objects from the workshop of the Swiss engraver, Jean Julien Faucherre (1805-1891). He was born and trained in Switzerland but worked in France from about 1830 to 1841 when he settled in London. In 1857, he was described as a master watch engraver but the surviving material, although including watch dials, demonstrates wider involvement in the silversmithing trade from electrotyped dressing table boxes to engraved panels for carriage clocks. It is very rare to find so much documented material from one of the smaller suppliers to the trade. His work would have been largely anonymous and sold under the name of larger silversmiths or retailers of the Victorian period.

Physical description

Oblong electrotype panel of engraved and silvered copper for a carriage clock. The design of the central cartouche is of hunting trophies hanging from a ribbon bow; a hare, a game bird, a horn, pistol and knife surrounded by a floral wreath. Outside the cartouche, scrolls, stylised flowers and leaves form a wide border. The reverse is covered in a layer of wax.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1850-1880 (made)


Faucherre, Jean Julien, born 1805 - died 1891 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Electrotype, engraved and silvered copper

Marks and inscriptions

'EC silvered'
Inscribed on wax.


Length: 14.5 cm, Width: 8.9 cm, Depth: .3 cm

Object history note

This is one of a group of objects from the workshop of Jean Julien Faucherre (M. 4 -24,-2009 )

Descriptive line

silvered copper, electrotype, London, Jean Julien Faucherre, 1850-1880; made for a clock


Copper; Silver


Electrotyping; Electroplating; Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Hare; Bird; Knife; Cartouche; Bow (ribbon); Wreath; Horn; Pistol; Scroll-work; Trophies; Leaves; Flowers




Metalwork Collection

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