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The 10 inch square brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring, seconds ring and cherub and foliage spandrels. The centre is finely matted and had an aperture to view the day of the month. The dial is signed beneath six o’clock by the maker, Charles Gretton, London.
The high-quality, 8-day duration movement includes bolt and shutter maintaining power and hour strike via an outside countwheel. The clock is complete with its original brass cased weights and pendulum.
Height: 78 in (193 cm)
* Charles Gretton was born in 1649 and was free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1672. After serving his apprenticeship with Humfrey Downing he established his business in Fleet Street at ‘The Ship’. In 1700 he was appointed Master of the Clockmakers’ Company.
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
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