Most valuable find in 'Antiques Roadshow' history

Most valuable find in 'Antiques Roadshow' history
Photo courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH.
Monday, July 25, 2011 - 2:58pm

Five small cups turned out to hold a huge fortune for one lucky guest on the "Antiques Roadshow."

Producers for the show say five Chinese carved rhinoceros horn cups are the show's most valuable find of all time. They were brought to the show's appraisers during a taping in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the weekend. The rare cups date back to the late 17th to early 18th century and are valued to as much as $1.5 million.

The guest who brought the cups in to be appraised had been collecting them individually since 1970. Producers have given no word on if the guest will keep them, or head to auction.

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