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Rare Welsh clock sold at auction

A rare John Owen grandfather clock has been bought by a private collector in Wales at an auction.

The Llanrwst based clock-maker was considered second only to the London clockmakers in the 18th Century. The long case timepiece was made for Mr Owen's landlord Peter Titley in around 1772.

A private collector based in Wales paid £10,500 for the clock at an auction held at Bonhams in Chester.

Rhodri Lewis reports.

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