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Benjamin Grey, London. Walnut Long Case Clock
A fine George II longcase clock by Benjamin Gray, London circa 1750.
The dial has a 41.5cm brass face with a 29cm silvered chapter ring and black roman numerals, calendar aperture, subsidiary dials for strike/silent and seconds. The dial has brass spandrels pierced with dolphins and urns. The 8 day movement features 4 pillars and strikes on the hour.
The fine walnut case features an arched hood and line inlay, and stands 215cm high.
This clock is simply superb. The figured walnut case is in wonderful eye-catching condition and the movement has survived avoiding the usual botched repairs.
The clock movement is currently undergoing a comprehensive restoration at our works.
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Benjamin Grey B.1676 – D.1764
A very well-respected watchmaker. Born in 1676 and then married in 1704 to Mary Risdon, he had six sons and one daughter (Mary). Benjamin started working in St. Martins in the Fields, he then moved to “Ye Sun Dyall in Thatched House Court, St James Street West, before finally settling in Pall Mall in 1752. He was made Watchmaker-in-Ordinary to King George II by a warrant of 30th March 1742 and was paid a healthy salary of £150 per annum for doing so. He later died in 1764.
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