Antiques Roadshow item valued at £1million and we're utterly speechless
Antiques Roadshow valued an object at £1million at the end of last night’s episode leaving everyone stunned.
The surprise came when a custodian presented a Faberge glass pear blossom flower, which was described as a ‘shrieking pit of perfection and luxury’ and ‘utterly breathtaking’, for Geoffrey Munn’s inspection.
‘It’s almost as if we can see from time to time new buds are going to blossom on here,’ the examiner said as he took a look standing in the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.
‘That would be quite something wouldn’t it?
‘There’s been nothing of this scale. It’s the size of the object, the sophistication of the object that brings it very very close to only two other flowers in the UK which are in the Royal collection.
‘It’s a towering masterpiece by the goldsmith’s art, and by one of the most impressive goldsmith’s of the 20th Century.’
Taking everything into consideration, valuer Geoffrey finally revealed: ‘So I am going to tell you that in my opinion, this is worth £1 million.’
Taken aback by the spectacular price tag, the custodian whispered: ‘Really? Goodness gracious.’
As the guest took a moment to collect his thoughts, the crowd erupted in gasps and marveled at the object from a distance.
‘Well I’m supposed to say now that’s not for sale,’ the man laughed before adding: ‘It’s not for sale, I’m only the custodian.’
The is only the third-ever item on Antiques Roadshow to be given the valuation of £1million, including an FA Cup trophy that had been the third version used during the history of the competition and a prototype model of the world famous Angel of the North.
Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays at 8pm on BBC One.
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