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01 July 2009 @ 04:29 am
First $1 million find for U.S. Antiques Roadshow  

(MILLION, APPRAISAL, ANTIQUES, ROADSHOW, RECORD, STATEMENT)


By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who inherited some Chinese carved jade from her father has scored the first $1 million appraisal from experts on the U.S. television program "Antiques Roadshow," the producers said on Monday. In a record for the show, four pieces of Chinese carved jade and celadon from the Chien Lung Dynasty (1736-1795), including a large bowl crafted for the Emperor, were given a conservative auction estimate of up to $1.07 million. "For 13 years, we`ve been hoping to feature a million-dollar appraisal on `Antiques Roadshow;` it`s been our `Great White Whale,`" ... read more