Ewbank's Preparing For Its Three-Day Winter Fine Auction

Highlights Include Jewellery, Antique Furniture And Fine Art 

clock auction surreyEwbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house is preparing for its Winter quarterly three-day sale, with jewellery, fine art, antique furniture and clocks all going under the hammer.
The auctions are taking place as follows: jewellery, watches and silverware on sale on November 29; fine art and antiques on November 30; and on December 1, antique furniture and clocks. There is still time to consign goods for sale, the deadline is November 24.
Highlight lots recently consigned for sale include a 19th century Tunbridge ware writing box. Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork which was characteristic of Kent towns Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration is typically of a mosaic of different coloured wood to form a pictorial design.

The one on sale at Ewbank’s depicts a castle on its hinged top and has a fitted interior with inkwell and various compartments. It measures 19cm by 25cm and has been valued at between £300 and £500.
Amongst the many jewellery lots on sale is a Georgian negligee pendant necklace, which has a pre-sale estimate of between £800 and £1,200. The drops are set with two large-form citrines, and two round ones in an ornate filigree and coiled wirework mount. There are further stones set in a slider and clasp, which is stamped 18ct.antique boxes auction
Chris Ewbank, Ewbank’s senior partner, said: “This striking necklace is part of a larger collection of jewellery consigned by a Guildford vendor, which belonged to his grandmother. The jewellery has not been worn for more than 50 years and has been kept packed away in a box, as it was always assumed to be costume jewellery and virtually worthless by the family!”
Hippo TableAnother lot consigned by a local seller, this time from Godalming, is a small 19th century oil painting by David Roberts of the exterior of a European church and town market. It measures 22cm and and 18cm, and has been valued at between £800 and £1,200.
jewellery auction surreyOne of the most unusual furniture lots going under the hammer is a Mark Stoddart ‘hippo coffee table’. It comprises a bronze sculpture of a hippo, with an oval glass top sitting on it - as if the glass is the surface of the water and the hippo is swimming. This is a limited edition piece, number 3/99, is signed and has been valued at between £3,000 and £5,000. Overall length of the table 125cm, length of bronze 90cm, 46cm high.
Another high-value piece is an 18th century mahogany double fusee repeating bracket clock by Thomas Upjohn of Exeter, which has been valued at between £3,000 and £5,000. It has a brass dial with silvered chapter ring, strike silent dial and date aperture, the two train movement striking on a bell. 
For anyone looking for a new game for the family over the Christmas period, a Victorian rosewood bagatelle table with cues and balls has been consigned for sale from a seller in Epsom. It has been valued at between £150 and £200.
Bagatelle is similar to billiards and was popular in Victorian times. One end antique bronze auctionof the table is rounded rather than square, and rather than having pockets around the edge as with billiards, it has nine holes in the circular end, one in the middle of the semi-circle and the eight surrounding it. Players stand at the square end of the table and hit the balls with the cue into the holes. The hole in the middle is numbered nine, the others are numbered 1 to 8.
Other lots of interest include a bronze figure of a horseman, wearing a plumed hat, a standard in his left hand and a pistol in his right, has an estimate of between £2,000 and £3,000. Plus, an American twenty dollar gold coin, which was minted in 1904, has been valued at £800 and £1,200.
If you have items to consign for sale, please get in touch with Ewbank’s for advice on the process. Call 01483 223101 or email valuations@ewbankauctions.co.uk. Alternatively, just call in Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms, just off the A3 near Guildford. Valuers are always on duty and there is plenty of parking on site.
Live internet bidding through www.theauctionroom.com and Ewbank’s live bidding platform will be available. These platforms give online buyers the opportunity to participate remotely in sales at no extra cost, giving them savings of up to 6% over other commercial live bidding platforms.