An ornament recently brought along to filming of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is said to be worth £1 million, according to a report in the Express & Star.
The piece was presented at the Black Country Living Museum while filming the latest series of the popular TV show. The Faberge flower is very similar to an item in the Royal Collection, ‘Wild Roses’, which dates back to around 1900. ‘Wild Roses’ consists of enamel, gold, rock crystal, nephrite, and diamonds. The Faberge ornament has been part of the Royal Collection since 1953, and is believed to have been acquired by Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII.
Geoffrey Munn, one of the experts who regularly appears on Antiques Roadshow, valued the item, which is now thought to be one of the highest valued pieces in the show’s 40-year history. No details have been revealed by the BBC producers, who are waiting until the show is aired in September before revealing any information.
The deputy chief executive of the museum, Laura Wakelin, said that the museum is thrilled that the find was made while filming at the venue, and was happy to welcome large numbers of antique lovers during the day. The executive producer of the show, Simon Shaw, said that the Faberge piece is one of the “most significant jewellery finds in 40 years of the Antiques Roadshow.”
An item so precious is likely to be displayed in an environment where its beauty can be appreciated, so maybe on antique bedroom fu
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