After another successful year, Ewbank’s are looking back at some of their highlights from their many auctions they have held throughout 2022.
With such a variety of items that come in, a spokesperson said: “You really never know what might come through the doors from one day to the next – no two days are ever the same!”
From cars, jewellery, fine art and antiques, it has been an exciting year for all the team at Ewbank’s.
Since launching their car auctions over a year ago, there have been many classic cars being sold under the hammer including an iconic 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series back in March, which sold for a total of £57,200.
Keeping to the 60s classics, they had a 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 in a striking yellow which fetched £59,800 in September.
Many people bring works of art to Ewbank’s – and some customers can be shocked by the results.
In September an oil on canvas still life by British artist George Clausen RA (1852-1944) sold for a staggering total of £13,000 including buyer’s fees.
In the same auction another oil painting of a landscape with geese by British artist Frederick William Jackson made £11,050.
The jewellery auctions always generate lots of interest from private and trade buyers all over the world.
When a stunning Victorian diamond Riviere necklace and diamond star pendant/brooch came to Ewbank’s in June, the saleroom was alive with bids and sold for an incredible total of £37,700.
Another beautiful lot that sold in September was an antique pearl and diamond brooch set with old cut and rose cut diamonds which made £7,540.
Back in March, a 19th-century double fusee repeating carriage clock in a lacquered brass case signed James McCabe Royal Exchange London was a striking little piece and to many interested bidders this really wound up the crowds and sold for an impressive £14,300.
A sketch book by the well-known British artist John Glover which contained nearly 50 sketches of cattle and landscapes went under the hammer just before Christmas and sold for a total of £10,400.
Watches and pocket watches frequently come up in auction and there have been many names such as Patek Phillipe pocket watches to Rolex wristwatches.
But the one that really stood out last year, because of its unique design and charm, was a full hunter pocket watch, set with rose-cut diamonds, with blue, black and white enamel in an ornate design around the edge signed Courvoisien Frere, Chaux De Fonds, Suisse. This eye-catching piece made £5,720.