Thanks to Carl Nielsen of Lodge & Thomas auctioneers in Truro for letting me show this lovely large panel executed by John Pearson in 1900 (it bears the incised signature to the back).
1900 seems to be the year John Pearson experimented with copper panels! This is the third one dated 1900 I have seen which suggests (to me) that they were probably not designed to be incorporated within furniture but were free-standing decorative objects. These panels show similarities and differences – this one has no lions or mythical creatures but has galleons and trees and the same emblemmatic sun shining over a city.
It was sold for £580 plus commission in September 2016 which seems to me a pretty good price!