Eric Knowles joins Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to welcome Eric Knowles as a member of their team. Eric is a familiar face on television, appearing regularly on high profile antiques programmes and documentaries. He writes for various newspapers and magazines about antiques generally and ceramics and the Decorative Arts in particular.

It’s very exciting to be involved with the Dreweatts/Bloomsbury group,’ said Eric Knowles. ‘The invitation to become involved with them was simply irresistible; knowing so many people in the organisation and the quality of their expertise and professionalism was a major attraction. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to work closely with people I both trust and value.’

Having spent 32 years at a leading auction house in London, Eric Knowles is now an independent valuer and lecturer based in the Chiltern Hills. Eric is also an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a patron of several museums and charities and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5’ auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. ‘As part of Noble Investments (UK) PLC we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin’s, and Apex Philatelics,’ says Stephan Ludwig, Chairman of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.

He went on to explain, ‘Established in 1759 and with over 150 sales per annum, we offer the broadest and most regular specialist sales in the country, providing both vendors and buyers unparalleled expert advice in a wide spectrum of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in London’s Mayfair, Donnington Priory near Newbury, Bristol and Godalming. We also have a franchise in Rome, Italy.

Free Valuation Days are held regularly at our salerooms and around the country. Our expert valuers will be delighted to meet you to discuss your antiques and jewellery as well as give free auction valuations. We are pleased to welcome Eric Knowles as a member of our valuation team at the following Free Valuation Days:

14th February: Tunbridge Wells

15th February: Godalming

6th March: Compton Verney, Warwickshire

27th March: Worcester

25th April: Bournemouth

26th April: Bristol

2nd May: Hull

3rd May: Newbury

5th June: Sissinghurst Castle

10th June: Hertfordshire

5th July: Newbury

For further details and a full list of forthcoming dates, please click here: Free Valuation Days Calendar.

If you are unable to make it to a Free Valuation Day, images and details of the item(s) you want valued can be sent by e-mail to: and one of our specialists will get back to you. Please include a day-time contact telephone number in your email.

For further details, please contact your local saleroom, or contact us on: E-mail: | Tel: + 44 (0) 1635 553553 |

Dreweatts - 13 February 2013