Framing a 1912 Hammered Copper Plaque

Like the subject of my last post, William S. Rice, Hans Jauchen (1883-1970) was an important craftsman and educator in the Bay Area during the Arts and Crafts Movement. Born and raised in Germany, he came to San Francisco in 1910 where he founded the Olde Copper Shop on Sutter Street. He also taught metal working at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. This 24″ x 17-1/4″ repousse plaque, framed for California Historical Design, is dated 1912. Representing Monterey Cypress trees, it’s a superb example of Jauchen’s work and the Arts and Crafts era in Northern California. The frame, made by Trevor Davis, is a through mortise and tenon design, our No. 4001, with 2-1/2″ wide sides and 3″ top and bottom and inlaid square plugs over the dowels that pin the joints. We added to the frame a carved cushion inner molding to mimic the form and texture of the trees. The frame and liner are quartersawn white oak with dark Weathered Oak stain.

Available from California Historical Design.

Hans Jauchen hammered copper plaque

Hans Jauchen hammered copper plaque

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