Home Entertainment Antiques Roadshow guest lost for words as necklaces handed down from grandmother...

Antiques Roadshow guest lost for words as necklaces handed down from grandmother valued at £23K

23
0
Antiques Roadshow guest
A woman brought her two necklaces in to be valued (Picture: BBC)

An Antiques Roadshow guest was left lost for words as her two necklaces we valued at a combined total of £23,000 in tonight’s episode.

Over the past few weeks, the show has delivered on some seriously expensive items, including a £120,000 table and statue of a boar that a man had dug up from his back garden – and this evening’s instalment was no different.

The latest chapter of the BBC series saw the experts looking at treasure in Lake Windermere and a woman presented jewellery specialist John Benjamin with two items that hand been handed down to her from her grandmother.

Advertisement

Advertisement

The first accessory was believed to be made by leading craftsman John Paul Cooper and contained a water sapphire and three natural pearls.

‘They were deliberately chosen because they were misshapen because they had individuality and style,’ John explained of the pearls.

‘The John Paul Cooper, we hope, piece is not signed,’ he said. ‘We’re looking at something like £8,000.’

John Paul Cooper necklace on Antiques Roadshow
The John Paul Cooper necklace is worth £8,000 (Picture: BBC)
H G Murphy necklace
The H. G. Murphy necklace was valued at £10,000-£15,000 (Picture: BBC)

John was excited as he then turned his attention to the other statement piece, a H. G. Murphy necklace.

‘To give you an idea, Harry Murphy’s jewellery was sold last year in a sale and the biggest piece sold for £90,000,’ John enthused.

‘I’m hoping mine are not that valuable!’ the guest replied.

John Benjamin on Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow expert John Benjamin valued the goods (Picture: BBC)

‘The H. G. Murphy necklace in its original box, £10,000-£15,000,’ John stated.

The guest was clearly lost for words by the figure and audibly gasped at the sum.

‘Okay, yes,’ she replied.

‘I know this piece of jewellery,’ John said after closer inspection.

‘I’ve seen the drawings for this piece of jewellery, so as a jewellery historian, when you see a piece of jewellery that all you’ve seen is diagrams of, I’ve come all the way up to Windermere and here it is in front of me.

I’m absolutely thrilled, thank you.’

Time to start going through those jewellery boxes!

Antiques Roadshow continues on Sunday at 8pm on BBC One.

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

Advertisement

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here