July 25, 2011

HOLY ****!:

Chinese rhino cups set Antiques Roadshow record (New Zealand Herald, Jul 26, 2011)

A collection of Chinese cups carved from rhinoceros horns has become the most valuable find in the 16-year history of the television programme Antiques Roadshow in the United States.

The five cups, believed to date from the late 17th or early 18th century were valued at US$1-US$1.5 million (NZ$1.2-$1.7m) on Saturday after being brought to the TV show at a stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The owner, who prefers to remain unidentified, told Asian arts expert Lark Mason he started collecting cups inexpensively in the 1970s and had no idea of the collection's current value.


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