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

US$15,776.01

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

Details

  • Creator
    Thomas Moore (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 55.12 in. (140 cm)Width: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Depth: 8.47 in. (21.5 cm)
  • Style
    George II (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    WoodworkOak,WoodworkPine
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1740
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The case has been lightly conserved.
  • Seller Location
    Oxfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4936223539552

Shipping & Returns

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Faringdon , United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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