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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, copper-gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Jeanne Faucherre

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel may have been part of the process used to make a carriage clock panel. It 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

Panel, electrotype, copper- gilt, retangular, reverse image of design with name "Faucherre sc " back to front. Raised central, oval cartouche of a pair of lovers flirting beneath a tree with a grand mansion in the background. All within a raised shield bordered by wreaths of floral decoration within an outer scrolled border. Wax covers the back.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1850-1880 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Electrotype, copper-gilt

Marks and inscriptions

"Faucherre sc " in reverse


Length: 13 cm, Width: 9 cm, Depth: .3 cm

Object history note

This object is part of a group of items from the workshop of Jean Julien Faucherre. ( M4 - 24 - 2009 )

Descriptive line

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


Copper; Gold



Subjects depicted

Wreath; Scroll-work; Lovers; Tree; Shield; Mansion


Metalwork; Clocks & Watches; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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