Antiques Roadshow find shatters value record

One lucky woman’s find shattered the previous record for an item appraised during an Antiques Roadshow stop in Raleigh, N.C. last weekend. A collection of Chinese jade was valued at possibly more than $1 million.

Show publicist Erika Denn says the four pieces of jade from the period of 1736 to 1795 was valued at $710,000 to $1.07 million. That breaks the previous record of $500,000 set last year in Palm Springs, Calif., for a painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still.

An unidentified woman from eastern North Carolina owns the jade, which she brought to the show early Saturday morning.

The show also drew 34,000 requests for tickets, besting the previous record of 29,000 tickets for a show in San Jose, Calif., that will be held later this summer. Denn says 6,400 tickets were distributed in Raleigh.

Antiques Roadshow is scheduled to make four more stops this summer in Madison, Wis., July 11; Denver, July 25; Phoenix, Aug. 1 and San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 15.

-AP

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