Alternative Reference numberLD1437-1445
TitleRecords of Henri Leclere, of Leclere and Bray, engravers and silver plate chasers, Sheffield
AdminHistoryHenri Leclere was born in Paris in c.1833. He first appears on the 1861 census aged 27 as an Engraver living at 38 Watery Street, Sheffield. The 1881 census lists him aged 48 as a Silver Engraver living at 473 Glossop Road, Sheffield with his wife Mary and five children, two of whom are also Silver Engravers (Blanche and Eugene).

Order and invoice books show that Henri Leclere was working in partnership with Nicholas Bray as Leclere and Bray as engravers and silver chasers. They completed orders for all the established silversmiths in Sheffield including: Atkin Brothers, Ashberry and Son, James Dixon and Son, Walker and Hall, Mappin Brothers etc.
DescriptionOrder books (LD1437/1)
Invoice books (LD1437/2)
Prints from a collection of photographic plates, illustrating the chasing and engraving work of Henri Leclere (LD1437/3)
Items from Leclere's collection of illustrated published books of design (LD1437/4)
Date1868 - 1874
Extent9 items
RelatedMaterialCash books, engravings and designs of E. Leclere, 20th cent (Sheffield Archives: X571)

Pauline C. Bell, Solid Silver, some Leclere family stories, 2006 (Sheffield Archives: BEL/BUS)
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