Ewbank's, Surrey's premier auctioneer of fine art and antiques, will feature in the popular BBC TV programme Flog It!, when  presenter Paul Martin and his team of experts and amateur treasure hunters visits the saleroom next week.

Now in its 13th series, it will be Lights, Camera Action! when the show films for the first time at Ewbank's on day one of a two-day sale of antiques and collectors' items next Wednesday and Thursday August 13-14. Alongside Paul will be the three experts who provide opinions for participants when Flog It! staged a valuation day last month at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent.

Flog It! regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot. Members of the public are invited to take along up to three antique or collectable items they might be interested in selling. Once valued, the owner and experts decide whether an object should go forward for auction. Items chosen will be offered in 40 lots in Ewbank's two-day sale with cameras there to record the moment when the auctioneer's hammer falls and their owners hopefully each make a tidy sum.

The four editions of Flog It! featuring Ewbank's sale of objects valued at the Chiddingstone valuation day will be shown this year. Revealing which objects in the sale belong to the Flog It! participants would spoil the fun, but they will be sold alongside around 1,000 lots in the two-day sale - all from private homes - and all eclectic and affordable.

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Among the most valuable is a landscape with church and river, which is estimated at £2,000-3,000. The oil on canvas in its original floral decorated gilt frame is by the French artist Edmund Marie Petitjean, (1844-1925) best known for his depiction of the countryside and villages of Lorraine and Vendée. He has been described as a 'Master of Impressionism'.

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English ceramics  by the famed studio potters, the Martin Brothers include a stoneware jug, the front of which is embossed with guardian angels flanking a shield,  whose grotesques - the name given to their face jugs, spoon warmers and most famously their crow-like birds sell for many thousands. The jug is incised "Martin Brothers 9-1891, London" and is estimated at £250-350.

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A pair of Clarice Cliff Bizarre vases decorated with her 'Delecia Pansies' pattern is estimated at £300-500. Introduced in 1929, the so-called delecia effect was achieved by mixing glaze colours with turpentine which was allowed to run freely over the ware to produce randomly coloured drips.

 

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Chairs designed by Lord Snowdon and made by Remploy for the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969 are becoming increasingly sought after. The sale includes a typical example made in red-stained beech with gilded Prince of Wales feathers decorating the back rest, which is estimated at £180-220, while the furniture section also includes a Globe-Wernicke oak and glazed five section waterfall bookcase, which is estimated at £300-500.

Ewbank's valuation specialists are available at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms in London Road, Send, to give saleroom valuations and to accept items for sale by auction Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5pm.

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