Tuesday, July 26, 2011

[news] Chinese rhino cups blow another "Antiques Roadshow" record

The owner, who prefers to remain unidentified, told Asian arts expert Lark Mason he started collecting cups inexpensively in the 1970s and had no idea of the collection's current value.The five cups, believed to date from the late 17th or early 18th century were valued at $1-$5 million on Saturday after being brought to the TV show at a stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Chinese antiques have been fetching strong prices in recent years, dramatically increasing the value of the collection.As we continue our 16th season production tour here in Tulsa, we couldn't be more excited about such an extraordinary, rare treasure, and we look forward to sharing it with the nation," executive producer Marsha Bemko said in a statement on Monday.Antiques Roadshow" was of a collection of Chinese carved jade bowls, estimated to be worth as much as $07 million.They were discovered in Raleigh, North Carolina in 20 "Antiques Roadshow" started as a TV series in Britain in 1979 and has several international versions.

Three episodes produced from the Tulsa event will air on the program, which is broadcast on PBS, sometime in 20 The second highest-value U.Reuters) - A collection of Chinese cups carved from rhinoceros horns has become the most valuable find in the 16-year history of the television program "Antiques Roadshow" in the United States.

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