A high quality mahogany moon-phase longcase
A high quality mahogany moon-phase longcase
A high quality mahogany moon-phase longcase
A high quality mahogany moon-phase longcase

ROBERT SUTTON (worked from 1769-1785)

A high quality mahogany moon-phase longcase

1785 Stafford

Offered by Leigh Extence

£11,500 gbp
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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.
Fully restored
Height 93.00 inch (236.22 cm)
Stock Code
Sutton, Stafford
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