A George IIImahogany longcase clock, W. Lee, Okehamption, the dial painted with Roman numerals and minute batons, the arch painted with figures in rural scene, the corners painted with floral sprays, dial maker's stamp to backplate was often visible through a glass door or panel from the late 17th century, and could be profusely engraved with scrolling decorations, flowers, foliage, birds, and figures. The engraving could also include the maker’s name.<br><br>The amount of engraving reduced and became simpler as the 18th century progressed, and by 1800, had been reduced to a border, often with the maker's name in the centre. By the early 1800s all decoration had ceased, and only the maker's name was added, and by the Victorian era, most bracket, mantle and table clocks had no engraving.'>back plate Finemore & Sons. Height 225 cm
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