The (1.93m) case, with a lenticle to the door and a hood decorated with fretwork and spiral columns, is typical of a London-made clock from c.1680.
The 10in (25cm) square brass dial with date aperture and subsidiary seconds is signed Henry Jones in y Temple. Jones (1642-95), who worked from Inner Temple Lane, is ranked among the top tier of early London clockmakers.
Apprenticed to Edward East, he became a Freeman of the Clockmakers Company in 1663, was made an Assistant in 1676 and became Master in 1691.
This example of his craft requires a full restoration but, after sensitive conservation, a very good Golden Age clock will emerge.
The sale took place on April 18.