FRANCE Firmin Gillot Master Engraver 1820 - 1872 64.3mm x 90.8mm bronze plaque 248 grams by Jean Vernon
Obverse: Gillot facing right, FIRMIN GILLOT MAITRE GRAVEUR 1820 - 1872
Reverse: OFFERT PAR CLICHES UNION GILLOT ROUSSET RUCKERT PHOTOGRAVEURS CLICHEURS A L'OCCASION DU CENTENAIRE DE LA DE COUVERTE DU CLICHE TYPOGRAPHIQUE PAR FIRMIN GILLOT OCTOBRE 1948 / L. ROMBALDI (Trans: OFFERED BY CLICHES UNION GILLOT ROUSSET RUCKERT PHOTOGRAVEURS CLICHES ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE TYPOGRAPHIC CLICHE COVER BY FIRMIN GILLOT OCTOBER 1948 / L. ROMBALDI)
Edge: Triangular Mintmark of Arthus-Bertrand BRONZE
Firmin Gillot, (1820–1872), invented in 1852 the paniconograph for which he took a patent (photoengraving in relief according to the letterpress on several early plate). Later, he invented a new process, again in relief, but nonphotographic.
Jean Émile Louis de Vernon 1897 -1975 was a French medallist and sculptor. His father, Frédéric de Vernon, was a professor at the École des beaux-arts in Paris and a member of the Institut . Jean de Vernon was a pupil of this school in the workshops of Jules Coutan and Hippolyte Jules Lefèbvre .
He exhibited at the Salon des artistes français in 1922 and obtained a silver medal in 1924, then a gold medal in 1936.