First $1 Million Find for Antiques Roadshow

First $1 Million Find for Antiques Roadshow

jade_carved-dragen.jpgA woman who inherited some Chinese carved jade from her father has scored the first $1 million appraisal from experts on the Public Television show “Antiques Roadshow,” the producers said on Monday.

Four pieces 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.

The popular U.S. TV show, on the government/viewer supported PBS network, invites people to bring in their “treasures” from home to be scrutinized by antique specialists who reveal the item’s true value after exploring the item’s history with the guests.

(Read more in Reuters)