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| John Owen of Llanrwst Oak 8 day longcase clock Circa 1755 .
The Owen family where the most prolific clockmakers to come out of Wales throughout the 18th and early 19th century with the business being started by the aforementioned John Owen the dynasty of clockmakers to come from this family where producing clocks in Llanrwst for almost 100 years
The standard of workmanship was of such quality that their clock they are still to this day highly prized throughout the world today with John and Watkin Owen clocks being highly sought after and this little beauty is a stunning example of Johns work .
This brass dial John Owen is such a beautiful piece with its height being a little over six feet it takes the room really well the height actually lends to it's appeal .
Having an 8 day works that strikes on a single bell the quality Johns work can clearly be seen , the beautifully engraved dial with lunar date aperture is encased by in an Oak hood with moulded top and blind freeze the shape frieze actually symbolises the river Conwy which runs though the town of Llanrwst .
The hood is door being flanked by provincially turned columns above a narrow wasted body with narrow shaped profiled door above a shaped panelled based standing on a plinth .
all in all this clock ticks all the boxes it is both rustic and astatically beautiful made from solid Oak this case shows off the local joiners of the towns skill perfectly .
Height 6ft 3 inches x Width x Depth 10inches .
Price £5,500 .