A charming naive painted clock face with galleon and floral spandrels,c 1835.
Far from the sophisticated clock faces of the major makers, one can imagine this sitting in a much more modest home.
The image of the galleon reflects the importance of the sea in England's history, and the pride that was held in the navy and seafaring exploits in general.
Samuel Harris is recorded as workings in the Gillingham (Dorset) location in England in both Robsons Directory for 1835, Gillingham, Bourton and Penscellwood, and in Tribe and Whatmoor's 'Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers' book as working from 1830-1842.
Sight: 11" (28cm) square