Fine Art, Furniture And Silverware On Sale At Ewbank's Three-Day Sale, March 21-23
Artists including L.S. Lowry and Sherree Valentine Daines among highlights 

silvervault auctionsEwbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house, is preparing for its first quarterly sale of 2018, with a jam-packed three days of specialist auctions including fine art, jewellery, silver and furniture.
The three-day sale kicks off on March 21 with jewellery, watches and coins going under the hammer; on March 22 it’s silver, antiques and fine art; and, on the final day, March 23, antique furniture and clocks will be the focus.
Rowing enthusiasts will be intrigued by a Henley Royal Regatta Cup in the silverware sale.  The Henley Diamonds Pineapple Silver Cup 1908 won by Alexander McCulloch has been estimated at between £2,000 and £3,000.
The Diamond Sculls ‘For Amateurs, open to All England’ was seen as the pinnacle of individual rowing, and was first awarded in 1844. From 1850, a diamond scarf pin prize was replaced by a silver gilt pineapple goblet, such as this on sale at Ewbank’s, as the prize for the Diamond Challenge Sculls. The winner retained the cup, a tradition continued at every regatta until 1973. However in recent years this tradition has been restarted, with winners being presented with a cup to celebrate their victory once again.
The winner of this trophy, Alexander McCulloch, was born in Australia, attended Winchester College, and then University College Oxford, where he competed in and was a runner up to Captain Darell in the Diamond Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta. In 1908 he rowed for Oxford in the University Boat Race against Cambridge, and in the same year, as a member of the Leander Club, won this pineapple cup in the Diamond Sculls at Henley, beating Athol Alexander Stuart.
Lowry print auctionsHe was subsequently selected for the British Team and won the silver medal in the single sculls at the 1908 Summer Olympics. The winner of gold was sculling legend Harry Blackstaffe, the final was considered the finest race of the Olympic Regatta. The British crew scored victory in the Sculls, Pairs and Fours, meaning Great Britain could claim a success in every event of the Olympic Regatta of 1908.
Fred Yates PaintingHighlights from the fine art lots include three works by local Surrey artist Sherree Valentine Daines, who is consistently popular with buyers at Ewbank’s. The most valuable is a large mixed media on board piece, measuring 53cm by 33cm, entitled The White Hat, which has a pre-sale guide price of between £3,000 and £5,000. It has been consigned for sale by a local private vendor and is thought to have been purchased from Valentine Daines’ sister’s gallery in Ashtead.

clock auction hampshireFans of Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) will be keen to snap up three lots of his work. Best known for his scenes of the industrial north-west of England, featuring his distinctive ‘matchstick men’ figures, L.S. Lowry is one of England’s most-collected artists and his work is in galleries all over the world. The largest of collection of his work is held at The Lowry, a purpose-built gallery in Salford Quays named after him.
On sale at Ewbank’s is a signed chromolithograph entitled ‘The Beach, Deal’, dated 1947, plus a study for this piece, a signed limited edition print called ‘Deal’. Both were consigned by a local private vendor and are being sold together with an estimate of between £1,800 and £2,500.
A second Lowry lot is a signed, limited-edition (345/850) print of ‘The Football Match’ which has been valued at between £1,800 and £2,200. Lowry was largely a solitary man, however he loved attending football matches and was a passionate supporter of Manchester City.
Another painting featuring scenes from the north of England on sale is an oil by Fred Yates, entitled ‘Manchester Street Scene’. It is signed and has been valued at between £1,500 and £2,500. It has been in the current owner’s possession since the mid 1980s. Yates (1922-2008) was a self-taught British artist, known for his plein-air paintings of the English landscape. He was influenced by so-called naïve art, and his work incorporated bold colours, loose brushwork, and child-like abstractions.
Other artworks on sale include an oil-on-canvas by Henry Garland, entitled ‘Highland Drove’ depicting a drover with cattle and dog on a bridge. It is signed and dated 1898, and carries a pre-sale guide price of between £1,500 and £2,500.
Royal Worcester AuctionAmong the many silverware lots, there are more than 250 on sale, is a George V twin-handled tray with serpentine rim, by Walker & Hall, Sheffield, 1928 which has been valued at between £800 and £1,200. It is part of a small collection of silver consigned for sale by a local vendor.
A Victorian four-piece silver tea service, comprising teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl and cream jug, has an estimate of between £700 and £900. Each piece is decorated with neo-classical scenes including Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, on a pitted ground and with crests to the necks, by J E Terrey & Co, London 1846.
A set of four George V silver candlesticks of octagonal section, by Crichton Brothers, London, 1931, with filled bases, are going under the hammer with a guide price of between £500 and £800. They are being sold on behalf of a local charity.
Other decorative lots include a James Stinton Royal Worcester pair of menu holders depicting game birds, mounted in silver, valued at between £250 and £350; and a pair of Gothic-style terracotta garden pots with moulded decoration, estimated at between £400 and £600.
Among the clocks on sale is a fine 19th century French mahogany, weight-driven long duration long-case regulator, by Jean-Aimé Jacob, valued between £3,000 and £5,000. It has a mid-19th century silvered dial with Roman numerals, blued hands and center seconds, the case inset with a barometer and two thermometers. Jacob (1793 – 1871) was highly regarded as a clock-maker, winning prizes in various expositions, and in 1859 he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour.
An early 19th century ebonised three train fusee bracket clock has a pre-sale guide of between £2,000 and £3,000. The case has gilt metal mounts, gilt metal dial with silvered chapter ring, strike silent dial and chime dial. The movement striking on 10 chimes.
An 18th century walnut, long-case clock by Francis Reynolds, Kensington, has an estimate of between £3,000 and £5,000. It has a 12 inch arched brass dial with silvered chapter rings. The eight day movement has count wheel striking on a bell with anchor escapement, brass cased weights and brass pendulum.
The final closing date to consign items for the quarterly sale is March 16. The team at Ewbank’s are available for free valuations from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms, just off the A3 near Guildford.
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