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| John Owen of Llanrwst Arch Dial Long Case Clock Circa 1765 .
Here we have a wonderful example of a Llanrwst clock made by John Owen who founded arguably the most prolific clock making family dynasty to have ever come emerged from Wales .
This particular clock dates from a time where his finest work was being produce with five pillar movements and interlocking lifting mechanisms being his trademark this means nothing to none clockmakers but to the layman they are a sign of quality craftsman who's end goal being to produce the finest quality time pieces for his clients .
John Owen started making clocks at the beginning of the 1740's we have an early 30 hour which dates to 1743 we know this as he has practiced his engraving on the cog wheels inside the works he carried on producing wonderful clocks up until 1776 where his son Watkin to over the business making it an even greater success .
Clocks made by either John or Watkin Owen are highly prized as the quality of the workmanship that goes into them was second to none and this clock by John Owen shows how he has become a master of his craft .
The arch dial with rolling moon is set in a wonderful Oak case it has four panel moon phase's beautifully painted in oil's these revolve showing a different panel each month two of these are cherub faces and to landscape painting this is in perfect working order .
The engraving of the dial is exquisit with a floral patterned center and a beautifully engraved picture of a boat on the seconds disc the Chrub headed corner spandrels frame the dial off superbly .
The case has a arched sound board with blind fret set on a red material backing above glazed arched door flanked by turned pillars with guilt wooden capitals .
This above long door with shaped profile flanked by quater cut columns with turned quarter cut wooden capitals .
Above cantered base with shaped profiled slap on panel standing on ogee bracket feet .
Size : Height 86 inchs x Width 20 inchs x Depth 10 inchs .
All our clocks are in perfect working order and all come with a 12 waranty within the UK , Delivery and instalation within 100 miles of the showroom is free outside that area there is a minamal fee also there is instructions and instalation pack for those who feel they can set the clocks up themselves also all the keys and winders .
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