A Rare George III Decorated Tavern Clock
Period: 18th century
Dating from the eighteenth century, the tavern clock with a large dial and decorated body. Retaining the original pendulum and lead weight the clock is illustrated in The Tavern Clock by Martin Gatto. It is in good working order. Tavern clocks became more popular during the eighteenth century as the use of stage coach travel increased. They would hang in the taverns which were often a staging post for the coaches and they allowed the traveller to know when the next coach was due to arrive or leave.