A COUPLE bickered on Antiques Roadshow as the man accused his wife of “throwing away” Chinese ceramic vases in “perfect condition.”
The BBC show took a visit to Kenilworth Castle in the Midlands.
Expert Lee Young was very impressed by the married couple’s “attractive vases.”
Lee talked about how well decorated they were in coral red, butterflies and lotus flowers.
He guessed they were made during the Republican period.
When Lee asked the couple if they liked them, the husband said: “I like them.”
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But his wife said: “I don’t particularly like them.”
The male guest interrupted: “She tried to throw them away.”
But the female guest protested: “Ek het nie. I tried to auction it for £300 for the pair. But then I heard the story and I pulled it off from the action and there was interest.”
Lee estimated at auction the vases would bring £600 to £800.
The couple were pleasantly surprised and the husband said: “Sjoe. Groot. Good job you didn’t throw them away.”
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Elsewhere in the episode, a guest was left open-mouthed after an evaluation of her Japanese silverware from the late nineteenth century.
She presented sugar tongs which expert valued them at £300 – £500.
And for the whole set, it was worth £2,500 to £3,000, leaving the guest smiling from ear to ear.
Antiques Roadshow is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.