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18th Century George II Tavern or Act of Parliament Clock, Circa 1740

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18th Century George II Antique Tavern Clock or Act of Parliament Clock, Circa 1740

Antique Tavern clock by Thomas Moore Ipswich

A fine eighteenth-century tavern clock with a japanned shield dial and gilt decorations, signed at the bottom of the dial in gilt letters Thos Moore Ipswich, c. 1740.

The black japanned case of traditional style has a short trunk with an arched painted door depicting an eighteenth-century company in a tavern. It is embellished with gilt lines the white-painted chapter ring has Roman hour numerals, a minute track and outer Arabic five-minute markers. The pierced brass hands have heart-shaped tips. The eight-day movement has four knopped pillars, a five-wheel train, anchor escapement with a long steel rod pendulum and brass bob. It is driven by a period lead weight.

Note on the maker
Thomas Moore was a descendant of a clockmakers family from Ipswich and active as a clockmaker in the period 1711-1762.

Condition

Good. Wear consistent with age and use. The case has been lightly conserved.

Dimensions

Height: 55.12 in. (140 cm)
Width: 30.71 in. (78 cm)
Depth: 8.47 in. (21.5 cm)

Literature

M.Gatto, The Tavern Clock, Bath, 2010; M.Gatto, The Tavernicus Tavern Clock Archive, Bath 2017, pp127-30.

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