Andrew Prime, 1619-1710, was one of the 'fathers' of early English clockmaking. Born the son of a weaver in Norwich and free in 1646. He was closely associated with the Fromanteel family which also came from Norwich. Prime married Ahasuerus's sister in 1646 and had three children, the youngest of which, Abraham, worked for his father. This particular movement has an all-over engraved dial, an early and rather beautiful feature that sadly went out of fashion circa 1675.