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Robert Sutton, Stafford - A Moonphase Mahogany Longcase Clock

A stunning mahogany moonphase longcase clock of excellent colour and patination. The eight-day duration movement  strikes the hours on a bell and has a wood rod to the pendulum. The thirteen-inch brass dial is engraved to the solid centre  with the makers' name 'Sutton, Stafford' and has cast brass 'female head' corner spandrels, a type favoured by Sutton. The  chapter ring is engraved with black Roman numerals, large Arabic five minute numerals, with decorative blued steel hands  and, unusually, a sweep seconds hand. Showing the phases of the moon and date to the arch, the moon disc is finely  painted with the two moons, a superb landscape picture to one side and a seascape to the other unusually depicting a  sailing and steam ship a feature seen on another Staffordshire moon disc. The mahogany case has finely fluted free  standing pillars to the trunk and hood, a shaped top to the door, with three shells inlaid to the frieze above the door and  further shell inlay to the four corners of the base, the plinths below the trunk pillars, with the swan neck pediment fronted  with three panels of blind fretwork and with side blocks and a ball-and-spire brass finial and brass patrae. The whole case  standing on cabriole bracket feet.   The rear of the moon disc and the frontplate of the movement are both signed, one scratched the other punched, by the clockmaker Thomas Pear of Stafford who is recorded as working at 4, Marston Road, Stafford, from before 1880 until at least 1896 and beyond. This mark would indicate that he did some repairs/restorations on this clock at sometime. Height: 93 inches (236 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Robert Sutton

Robert Sutton is recorded as working in Stafford, Staffordshire from before 1769 when it is known he took John Chambley  as his apprentice on the 28th of October for 7 years at a premium of £10.10.0. He then took William Gilbert as an  apprentice on the 16th of June, 1779 for 7 years at a premium of £30.0.0. He advertised for lost watches in 1774, 1781 and  1785. A number of fine clocks are known by him, one with complications to the arch including saint's days, holy days and  Gods of the four seasons. I have previously owned a very fine example with complications and a large musical movement. 

Price: £8,500.00

Ref: 1101

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Robert Sutton, Stafford - A Moonphase Mahogany Longcase Clock

A stunning mahogany moonphase longcase clock of excellent colour and patination. The  eight-day duration movement strikes the hours on a bell and has a wood rod to the  pendulum. The thirteen-inch brass dial is engraved to the solid centre with the makers'  name 'Sutton, Stafford' and has cast brass 'female head' corner spandrels, a type favoured by Sutton. The chapter ring is engraved with black Roman numerals, large Arabic five  minute numerals, with decorative blued steel hands and, unusually, a sweep seconds hand. Showing the phases of the moon and date to the arch, the moon disc is finely painted with the two moons, a superb landscape picture to one side and a seascape to the other  unusually depicting a sailing and steam ship a feature seen on another Staffordshire moon disc. The mahogany case has finely fluted free standing pillars to the trunk and hood, a  shaped top to the door, with three shells inlaid to the frieze above the door and further  sheel inlay to the four corners of the base, the plinths below the trunk pillars, with the swan neck pediment fronted with three panels of blind fretwork and with side blocks and a ball- and-spire brass finial and brass patrae. The whole case standing on cabriole bracket feet. The rear of the moon disc and the frontplate of the movement are both signed, one  scratched the other punched, by the clockmaker Thomas Pear of Stafford who is recorded as working at 4, Marston Road, Stafford, from before 1880 until at least 1896 and beyond. This mark would indicate that he did some repairs/restorations on this clock at sometime. Height: 93 inches (236 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Robert Sutton

Robert Sutton is recorded as working in Stafford, Staffordshire from before 1769 when it is known he took John Chambley as his apprentice on the 28th of October for 7 years at a  premium of £10.10.0. He then took William Gilbert as an apprentice on the 16th of June,  1779 for 7 years at a premium of £30.0.0. He advertised for lost watches in 1774, 1781 and 1785. A number of fine clocks are known by him, one with complications to the arch  including saint's days, holy days and Gods of the four seasons. I have previously owned a  very fine example with complications and a large musical movement.

Price: £8,500.00

Ref: 1101

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