At a recent edition of the BBC television programme Antiques Roadshow, a Faberge pear blossom glass flower was valued at £1 million.
This is the third time in the history of the show that an object was valued at £1 million or more. It was recorded at Dudley’s Black Country Living Museum and the programme’s valuer, Geoffrey Munn described the flower as breathtaking, calling it the epitome of luxury and perfection before adding:
Munn added that the flower’s size and its sophistication was similar to the only other two Faberge flowers in Britain, and both of them are part of a Royal collection. He added:
“It’s a towering masterpiece by the goldsmith’s art, and by one of the most impressive goldsmith’s of the 20th Century.”
Faberge is perhaps more well known for making jewelled and gold eggs. A Faberge egg, known as the Rothschild Egg, was sold for £8.9 million in 2007 and is in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The man who brought the flower to the valuation described himself as the custodian of the flower and said that it would not be sold. He was astounded by the valuation of £1 million and the crowds gasped when they heard the amount.
There are not many antiques worth over £1 million. In Lancashire, you can find beautiful antique desks, sofas, chests and other pieces of antique furniture that cost considerably less but will still brighten up your home.
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