Graham Ruddock

A fine Worcester dessert dish of heart shape painted in the Giles studio in the ‘Meissen style’ with a spray of garden flowers. The brown line border entwined with trailing leaves within a gilt dentil rim. C1770. 25.7cms wide. Price: £1650 (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.