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Eighteenth century timepiece by Grantham master clock maker to be sold at auction

John Wood clock
John Wood clock

A timepiece made by Grantham master clock maker John Wood is expected to sell for up to £1,200 when its goes up for auction tomorrow.

The bracket clock is believed to have been made in the late 18th century and has John Wood’s name on the front. Wood died in the early 19th century.

Mayoral key from 1936
Mayoral key from 1936

Craig Bewick, resident auctioneer and valuer with Golding, Young and Mawer, said the clock had already generated a lot of interest, some from abroad.

He said: “John Wood was the master Grantham maker and it is a most unusual lot from a good Grantham family. It has not been on the market for five decades. Its estimate is £800 to £1,200.”

Also up for auction tomorrow is a silver key, from the same family, which dates back to 1936 and was a mayoral key used to reopen Dysart Park.


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