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This late-17th century walnut eight-day longcase clock sold for £11,000 at Elstob & Elstob.

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.