Graham Ruddock

A fine and rare Worcester armorial plate, painted in the atelier of James Giles with the arms of Gavin impaling Hearsay. C1767-70. 19.25cms wide. Exhibition labels. (See Gerald Coke ‘In search of James Giles plt28a p200.) A slightly larger plate from the same service sold for £3187 incl. prem at Bonhams 29th Sept 2020 sale. Price: £2600 (plus p&p)

For the past fourteen years I have been dealing in my area of specialist interest which is British porcelains made in the years prior to 1850. I trade in quite a broad range of values and types of wares which can include collectable and formerly useful items, as well as fine ornamental pieces.

When sourcing new stock, I like to bear in mind particular criteria such as condition, quality, rarity and cost, as I like to satisfy as many of these attributes as possible before I make acquisitions. In addition, I try to seek out those special pieces which can be so difficult to find at the right price these days.

I offer a retail outlet at the Mission Hall Antiques Centre in Barnard Castle Co Durham, which is close to the A66 and the North Yorkshire and Cumbrian borders. I am also available by appointment, and I am always pleased to talk to specialist collectors, and also to the many people who may only buy something because they just happen to like it.

Moreover, I like to think that I am an approachable person, and if you think that I may be able to help you, then please do get in touch with me through my contact details listed on my website.