'Antiques Roadshow' makes history in Tulsa

TULSA - Appraisers with the "Antiques Roadshow" valued one collection at more than $1 million during its stop in Tulsa.

John Eliot Jordan, a spokesman for the "Antiques Roadshow", says a collection of five Chinese carved rhinoceros horn cups was valued at $1 million to $1.5 million, making the collection the most valuable find in the show's history.

The owner started collecting the pieces in 1970, Jordan said. The cups are estimated to be from the late 17th century to early 18th century.

Other unique appraisals include an F-5 Gibson mandolin from the Great Depression valued at $175,000 and a Ming bronze sculpture from the 16th to 17th century valued at $70,000 to $100,000.

The Chinese sculpture originally contained scrolls but they were removed and sold for $300.

Jordan said with the scrolls it would have been worth $200,000 to $300,000.

The "Antiques Roadshow" episodes taped in Tulsa will air sometime between next January and June.


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