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| John Owen Llanrwst Longcase clock Circa 1750-55 .
John Owen was the founder of the clockmaking dynasty which has its roots firmly fixed in the Welsh market town of Llanrwst . Originally making clocks in the early part of the 1740's he his Son's and Grandson went on to produce the best provincial clocks ever to come from Wales . Here we have a beautiful Oak 8 day longcase clock dating to around 1750-55 .
This stunning clock is a wonderful example of provincial clock making the Joiner who made the case uses Oak , Yew , Chessnut and Walnut to produce a clock of exceptional quality combine that with a fantastic John Owen works and beautifully engraved dial and the effect is striking .
The central motif is an inlay of Yew wood and Chessnut which combines beautifully to create a stunning starburst within a starburst .
With a matted centre the engraver really shows his metal with the engraving of a fleur-de-lis just above the date aperture the simplicity of the dial is compounded by John Owens signature on the seconds disc and beautifully engraved half hour markers on the chapter ring .
This beautiful 8 day works strikes hourly on the bell and is typical of mid 18th century clocks by John Owen .
It's in full working order and has recently been service and comes with its original winder .
Size : Height 81.5 Inchs x Width 18 inchs x Depth 10 Inchs .
Price : On Request .