Antiques Roadshow guest gobsmacked as £1 vase is worth thousands

Antiques Roadshow: Guest shocked over value of vase

An Antiques Roadshow guest was left gobsmacked when she found out the value of her late grandfather’s vase.

She discovered that her blue vase, which her grandfather bought for just £1, could fetch a whopping £3,000 to £3,100 at auction.

The lady’s grandfather had picked up the vase from a junk shop.

Despite being “less than enthusiastic” about it, he decided to buy it and it has since been passed down through the family.

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The guest knew the vase was a piece by famous British potter William De Morgan.

But she was completely taken aback when the expert revealed its true value was “a little more than a pound”.

She expressed her surprise on the show, saying: “Wow, oh wow, okay. I didn’t expect that, no.”

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The guest added: “I knew it was worth something but gosh… but it stays in the family anyway.”

This is not the first time on the BBC hit show that a guest has refused to sell their beloved item.

Another lady melted hearts when she efused to sell her late mum’s 21st birthday present, a stunning Japanese vintage frame.

The frame, adorned with unique shells and scattered with iridescent mother-of-pearl, was passed down to her as a family heirloom.


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The owner explained that her dad had bought the piece for her mum at the end of World War II.

Despite knowing it could be worth a lot, she insisted she wouldn’t part with it.

Expert Gordon Foster revealed that the 1880s frame was decorated with real gold flakes and estimated its value at £2,000 to £3,000.

The guest was taken aback by the value of her mother’s birthday gift, but she insisted she would never sell it due to its sentimental worth.

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