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Notable appraisals from Antiques Roadshow (PBS)

Ten items are recognized as the most valuable items featured on the American Antiques Roadshow:

  • On July 23, 2011, a collection of Chinese cups carved from rhinoceros horns, believed to date from the late 17th or early 18th century was valued at $1–1.5 million at a show location in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Four pieces of Chinese carved jade and celadon ceramics dating to the reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736–1795), including a large bowl crafted for the Emperor, were given a conservative auction estimate of up to $1.07 million. However the items sold at auction for only $494,615.
  • An Alexander Calder mobile, ca. 1950, was appraised in Miami, FL for anywhere from $400,000 to $1,000,000.
  • A 1937 Clyfford Still oil painting, valued conservatively at $500,000, was appraised on the first episode of its 13th season on January 5, 2009.
  • A Norman Rockwell oil painting was appraised at $500,000 in 2010 in Eugene, Oregon.
  • An Andrew Wyeth watercolor was appraised at $450,000 in Raleigh, NC in 2010.
  • A collection of Charles Shultz Peanuts comic art was appraised at $450,000 in Phoenix, AZ.
  • A Mid-19th Century Navajo Ute First Phase Blanket was valued in Tuscon, AZ from $350,000 to $500,000.
  • An 1847 James Henry Beard Oil Painting, “The Illustrious Guest” was valued between $300,000 and $500,000 in Dallas, TX.
  • An 1881 Jasper F. Cropsey Landscape was appraised at $300,000 in Grand Rapids, MI.


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