Antiques Roadshow specialist, author and lecturer specialising in 19th and 20th- century art and design
ANONYMOUS EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY
A photograph like this is a frozen moment in time, well composed, sharp in detail and full of interest. I can think about the truck, probably bought from the army after the First World War, and the life of the driver delivering coal around Colchester. Above all, it is about the sense of pride the image represents.
20 - CENTURY SILVER
This dish by Omar Ramsden typifies the adventurous but still under-appreciated silver made in Britain during the 20th century. It is exciting for me because it combines the handcraft philosophy of the Arts and Crafts movement with a clear sense of Modernism.
18 -CENTURY DELFTWARE CHARGER
Painted tin-glazed pottery was the most universal form of ceramics made in Europe from the 17th to the early 19th centuries. It is lively, skilful and has an enduring immediacy lacking in much porcelain. The crazy but wonderful painting on this dish crosses the centuries and seems ridiculously cheap to me.
ABOVE A late 18th- century Delft tin-glazed charger, diameter 33.5cm, which sold for £ 230 at Fieldings Auctioneers last year
RIGHT This photo of a Wright’s Colchester Ltd truck, c1920, sold for £ 30 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in September
ABOVE Paul would have plenty of change from his purchase of this Arts and Crafts silver dish by Omar Ramsden, which sold for £ 2,200 at Woolley & Wallis earlier this year