Exceptional jewellery, silver, fine furniture, valuable works of art, a rare clock and the usual eclectic mix of highly desirable antique novelties and collectors' items will all vie for bids in the important Autumn sale at Ewbank's this on Wednesday and Thursday.

If you are after a classic car of impeccable design then you are in luck. The sale will feature this 1949 Jaguar Mark V Coupé, which was previously owned by Tony Tocock, the well known mechanic and author of A Mechanic's Dream. Only 1,005 of this type were built, of which just 28 used the smaller engine. There are thought to be about 70 Mark V coupes in existence. A copy of the book signed by Tocock will be included with the lot which is estimated at £20,000-25,000.

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The renowned London jeweller Kutchinsky is represented in the sale by three pieces, notably an imposing and elegant gold and pave-set diamond suite comprising ring, necklace and earrings, each designed as stylised fruit and leaves, which is estimated at £4,000-6,000. The Kutchinsky family fled Poland in the 1890's and set up their jewellery manufacturing company in the East End of London, bringing with them centuries of experience in the jewellery trade having been jewellers to the court of Ludwig of Bavaria.


An elaborate 19th century Russian serpentine-shaped teapot with scroll decoration by St Petersburg silversmith Gustav Magnus Akerblom, weighs 26 ounces and bears assay marks for 1844.


One of the finest piece of furniture in the sale is an imposing 19th century mahogany breakfront library bookcase the buyer will require a room big enough to complement it! It would make a superb addition to a gentleman's library.


One of the most exotic tea caddies seen in a regional saleroom in recent times is an ivory example of the type made in Vizagapatam. Situated on the Coromandel Coast of southeast India, near Madras, the port was a trading post from the early 18th century and became a centre for remarkable furniture and works of art. The tea caddy has a domed top engraved intricately with foliage decoration, while the velvet-lined interior has two cut glass bottles with silver lids by Thomas & Jabez Daniell (London 1773).

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Most curious in the entire sale is a group of five 19th century examples of so-called Palissy ware pottery, each marked by their maker, José Alves Cunha (1849-1901). This Portuguese potter was perhaps the best known among a number of artisans who revived the pieces made by the famous French potter Bernard Palissy (c 1510-1590) all of which are decorated with three-dimensional models of snakes, fish, lizards, frogs and snails, arranged on large wall plates and chargers. Now popular and quirky collectables, the pieces are highly sought after, particularly among collectors in their country of origin. Estimates for the five start at £150, although pick of the five is one decorated with a long, curling snake wrapped around a frog, which is estimated at £400-600. Check out the sale here.