Variety is the Spice of Ewbanks

 A highly Sino-Tebetan cast bronze Buddha with great patina is estimated at £800-1,200.

A highly Sino-Tebetan cast bronze Buddha with great patina is estimated at £800-1,200.

 Twelve 1930s to 1970s evening bags in beaded, embroidered, metal and leather finishes, together with an unusual 1950s bag with a lucite handle in the Vintage Fashion & Textiles sale later the same day

Twelve 1930s to 1970s evening bags in beaded, embroidered, metal and leather finishes, together with an unusual 1950s bag with a lucite handle in the Vintage Fashion & Textiles sale later the same day

 Detail of an embroidered Chinese panel entered in the Asian Art sale, depicting a wide variety of birds - peacocks, parrots and water birds - estimated at £250-350

Detail of an embroidered Chinese panel entered in the Asian Art sale, depicting a wide variety of birds - peacocks, parrots and water birds - estimated at £250-350

Anybody that likes Decorative antiques will have an appreciation for Asian art, whether it’s a bronze Buddha, a Chinese lacquered box or a piece of embroidery depicting parrots and peacocks! However, if Fashion is more your thing, and there’s nothing more you enjoy than getting kitted out head to toe in real Vintage – then you’re in luck, as Ewbank’s – Surrey’s leading auction house – has all of this and more going under the hammer on the same day.

The Asian Art and Vintage Fashion & Textiles sales fall on the same day – Thursday 12th April, at their Burnt Common saleroom, on the A3 just outside Guildford, but of course you can always bid from the comfort of your own home.

Demand from China has been huge in recent years and, still remains very strong, and many intriguing pieces have already been consigned for Ewbanks sale including Chinese and Japanese ceramics, textiles, jade carvings and furniture.

 A Dunhill Aquarium table lighter estimated at £800-1,200

A Dunhill Aquarium table lighter estimated at £800-1,200

 Cornish Troika cube form vase estimated at £100-150

Cornish Troika cube form vase estimated at £100-150

This Sino-Tibetan cast bronze Buddha measuring 38cm high sits on a rectangular throne and is a fabulously decorative piece with great patina, bearing remnants of gilt and red-lacquered decoration. The figure was bought in China in 1919, and carries an estimate of between £800 and £1,200. There’s also an interesting collection of 17 Chinese Cultural Revolution posters dating between 1966 and 1976 in the sale, so check out the online catalogue for details.

A little later on in April, Ewbank’s will hold a Decorative Arts sale, and we thought you’d like a glimpse of some of the interesting items already entered. The perfect Mantique gift – a Dunhill Aquarium lucite table lighter; a Mid-century Modern sofa by Hille and a Cornish Troika cube vase – and that’s just for starters! If you’d like to know more about items entered in their 26th April sale, keep you eye on their online catalogue.

The Asian Art auction starts at 10am followed by the Vintage Fashion & Textiles sale at 2pm on Thursday 12th April. Viewing is from Monday 9thApril until the morning of the sale at Ewbank’s Surrey saleroom.

www.ewbankauctions.co.uk

 Hille modern design sofa estimated at £300-500.

Hille modern design sofa estimated at £300-500.

Woo Gilchrist