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Box lid
  • Box lid
    Faucherre, Jean Julien, born 1805 - died 1891
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Box lid

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper, silver, electrotype

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Jeanne Faucherre

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This unfinished object may have been intended to form part of the process for making the lid for a small box. 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 in 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

Unfinished rectangular box lid. Uncut copper electrotype which is then silvered. The design is in reverse. Central car touche of hunting scene with horsemen, hounds and a dead deer within a wood as M.14-2009. " FAUCHERRE sc " in reverse reversing of the design suggests that this is part of the process for completing a box.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1850-1880 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Copper, silver, electrotype

Marks and inscriptions

'FAUCHERRE sc' in reverse


Length: 10 cm, Width: 15.6 cm, Depth: 0.3 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

copper, silvered, electrotype, London, Jean Julien Faucherre, 1850-1880


Copper; Silver



Subjects depicted

Horseman sub-period; Wood; Hounds; Deer




Metalwork Collection

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