Vintage Jewellery And Antique Furniture Among Highlights At Ewbank's Three-Day Spring Auction

Gold box auctionEwbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house, is preparing for its three-day Spring sale with many intriguing lots consigned for sale including vintage jewellery, antique furniture and clocks.
The auction is online now and 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.
Jewellery auctions sussexOne of the most intriguing pieces on sale in the jewellery auction is a rare German enamelled gold snuff-box made at Hanau, circa 1780, which carries a pre-sale guide price of between £5,000 and £8,000. It bears the maker's mark LC, with crowned letter K, and is decorated with enamel panels, beading and central classical plaque.
Also in the jewellery auction is a beautiful vintage ruby and diamond ring, which is part of a collection of 50 pieces of jewellery consigned by a vendor in the Surrey Hills, which was bought mainly in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as inherited pieces.
The ring, valued at between £1,500 and £2,500, is set with a large oval faceted ruby (2.8ct) within a band of brilliant cut diamonds, total diamond weight, approximately, 0.85 ct. The gems are set in unmarked white metal, which tests as 18ct gold.
A gentleman’s Rolex oyster perpetual Datejust wristwatch, with champagne dial and gold baton hour marker, has an estimate of between £500 and £800. The watch has the date aperture to three, white gold fluted bezel, and stainless steel case fitted to a stainless steel jubilee bracelet.
Watch auction guildfordAmong the many clocks on sale is a late 19th century German carved wood Black Forest mantel clock, standing 63cm high. It has been conservatively valued at between £400 and £600, and the team at Ewbank’s expect keen interest from collectors in this statement piece, consigned from a local home clearance. It is decorated with black grouse, two chicks, oak leaves, and mushrooms. The clock face is enamel and has blue painted Roman numerals.
A George III serpentine mahogany chest of four long graduated drawers on splayed bracket base, has been valued at between £1,000 and £2,000. The top drawer has green beize covered slide, enclosing a fitted interior with various compartments. Ewbank’s specialists described it as: “A good honest piece of furniture, with a nice colour and in near original condition. There are a few scuffs around the edges, but it’s nice to see one not fully restored.”
Pieces of particular interest in the silver auction include a candelabra centrepiece and a George II coffee pot.
silver auction wokingThe Old Sheffield Plate four-light candelabra centrepiece (39.5cm high) sits on a square paw-footed base, and is inscribed with five coats-of-arms and a crest. It was consigned for sale by a local vendor and has been valued at between £200 and £300. The pierced-gallery central vase holder is profusely decorated with acanthus leaves and fruit.
The George II silver coffee pot, by Thomas Whipham, London, 1752, has an estimate of between £1,200 and £1,800. It is of baluster form with acorn finial and moulded decoration on round foot, gross weight 31.5oz, 982g.
Hundreds of paintings will go under the hammer at the three-day sale with highlights including work by L.S. Lowry and local artist Sherree Valentine Daines. One of the most recent paintings to be consigned is a large signed oil-on-canvas by British artist Leonard F.G. Cattermole (1869-1886). The picture, of cavaliers on horseback, measures 58.5 cm by 104.5cm in its frame. It carries an estimate of between £600 and £1,000.
oil painting auctionsThe team at Ewbank’s is available for free valuations from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms, just off the A3 near Guildford.
The three day auction is on public view on Saturday 17 March from 10am-2pm, Monday 19 March from 9am-5pm, Tuesday 20 March from from 9am-7pm and on the mornings of the sale days.
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