Ewbank's

Ewbank’s is a Surrey auction house which specialises in sales of jewellery, silver, watches, clocks, fine art, antiques and instruments. They also hold dedicated sales have included Asian art, 20th Century art and entertainment memorabilia.

Ewbank’s was founded by Chris Ewbank in 1990 in Guilford and has continued to be run as a family firm. The company conducted the sale of the Robertson Collection of items from the studio of Francis Bacon.


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James Bond memorabilia auctions include shocking letter from the saintly Roger Moore

11 January 2019

Suave and sophisticated are the terms that come to mind when referring to the late, great and saintly James Bond actor Roger Moore. A raised eyebrow perhaps. But certainly not the word ‘bollocks’.

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Early Pink Floyd poster group beats estimate at auction

21 December 2018

Posters covering band or artist appearances during the embryonic days of their development are proving very popular at auction – a trend underlined by a group of 1966 Pink Floyd designs.

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One of those days in the saleroom as early Pink Floyd concert posters make thousands of pounds

18 December 2018

Posters covering band or artist appearances during the embryonic days of their development are proving very popular at auction – a trend underlined by a group of mid-Sixties Pink Floyd designs.

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Trio of shibayama sales reflects Japanese demand

08 October 2018

The growing momentum behind at least some Japanese works of art – given Sotheby’s seal of approval with the announcement of its first dedicated sale in 11 years (ATG No 2357) – has been noted at a lower level in provincial rooms for some time.

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Poignant portrait of ‘doomed youth’ of the First World War

08 October 2018

Pictures, trophies and other mementos were among the contents from a historic nursing home in south-west London dispersed at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Figures take multi-estimate bids at Chiswick Auctions and Ewbank's

24 September 2018

Figurative art was the other big seller in early September, led by the waxwork of Medardo Rosso’s sculpture Bambina Ridente (see last week’s News pages) which topped a successful week of sales at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) when it more than doubled the top estimate at £180,000.

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Sloane Square viewed from Surrey

27 August 2018

Unseen on the market since 1946, a view of Sloane Square (below) by Robert Buhler (1916-89) raced to £5000 at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Getting Carter costs £2800 at auction

27 August 2018

Outselling the usual favourite Bond movie posters, a British Quad for Get Carter starring Michael Caine topped the 69-lot specialist sale of movie posters at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Exhibition-quality coral

09 July 2018

This red coral necklace had formed part of The International Fisheries Exhibition staged at the Royal Horticultural Society grounds in South Kensington in 1883.

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Bug brooch from James Bond films flies into Surrey auction

13 June 2018

The sale of a bug that featured in a James Bond film might not sound like the sort of thing a person would want to pin on their dress.

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Here-to-sell strategy

30 April 2018

Since the start of the Chinese boom at UK auctions many, if not most, estimates have been little more than here-to-sell signals. Settling on a figure with which vendors are happy with, and then leaving it to the worldwide market on the net, is now common practice.

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Walnut chest wows at £5500

23 April 2018

This 19th century French walnut chest of drawers, offered at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) Surrey rooms, sold at £5500.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

16 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Selwood springs up in Surrey sale

02 April 2018

Made by William Selwood (1607-53), one of London’s finest clockmakers before the ‘Golden Age’, this 16½in (42cm) mid-17th century brass lantern clock topped Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) spring sale in Send.

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Prices show the US comic effect

12 March 2018

Selling at $400,000 (£285,715), the original cover artwork for the 100th issue of Amazing Spider-Man comic led a recent three-day American comic and comic artwork auction that raised a total of around $7.2m (£5.14m).

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Ray Harryhausen memorabilia sale postponed at Surrey auction house

13 December 2017

Guildford auction house Ewbank’s has agreed to suspend a planned memorabilia auction today after discussions with The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

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Harryhausen monsters, models and memorabilia head to Surrey for movie auction

20 November 2017

Did you miss the Tate’s exhibition on Ray Harryhausen? Don’t worry, there is a chance to see some of the weird and wonderful beasts that this legendary animator created at a Surrey auction house.

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Saleroom man of mystery with a Watford connection

06 November 2017

Classic names of 20th century design and a high-priced mystery artist provided the eye-catchers outside the fine art at the October 26 Decorative, Contemporary Art and Design sale held at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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007 stars among 300 film posters

30 October 2017

Brought about by the sad death of one of the collecting scene’s more colourful characters, the sale of the Adrian Cowdry Collection at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) at Woking on October 12-13 attracted bidders from round the world.

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Arlington Conservation stock sale reflects contraction in market

12 June 2017

Surrey auctioneers Ewbank’s is to sell the stock-in-trade of furniture restorers Arlington Conservation on June 23.

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