John Sutton

Three Early 18th Century Light House Casters

John Sutton

Three Early 18th Century Light House Casters

Queen Anne, London, 1704
Maker’s mark of John Sutton

Height: 19 cm, 7.5 in and 16.5 cm, 6.5 in
Weight: 567 g, 18 oz 4 dwt

The set comprising one large and two smaller casters, each cylindrical with moulded ribbed borders and gadrooned base and cover. The casters with baluster finials, the covers with scroll chased piercing and bayonet fittings. The bases engraved with original owners’ initials  'P.T.K.'. The  the large caster with its original scratch weight 18=7.

Son of Thomas Sutton of Brignelt in the County of York gentleman, apprenticed to John Winterton 8 February 1661. Free, 19 February 1668. Livery, September 1674. Warden 1696, 1701, 1703. Prime Warden, 1707. His mark is the first entered in the largewrokers' book started April 1697, and is awarded the distinction of a large ornamental script as 'present Touchwarden', 15 April 1697. Address: Lombard Street. Heal records show him as platewroker, parish of St. Mary Woolnoth, 1674-1707. The register of that church contain entries for the burial of Ann, daughter of John Sutton, goldsmith, 25 January 1680, and the baptisms of two sons, John and Thomas and three daughters Sarah and two further Anns, from 1683 to 1693. Sutton was signatory of the Committee Report on the present state of the Goldsmiths' Company, 29 April 1708, towards the end of his year as Prime Warden, when he was about sixty.

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