Tulsa taping yields record treasure on "Antiques Roadshow"

  • A collection of late-17th century Chinese rhinoceros horn carvings were estimated at $1 million to $1.5 million at the Tulsa stop of the "Antiques Roadshow" on Saturday.

    A collection of late-17th century Chinese rhinoceros horn carvings were estimated at $1 million to $1.5 million at the Tulsa stop of the "Antiques Roadshow" on Saturday.

    Antiques Roadshow, PBS

Rare antique Chinese cups brought into the Tulsa stop of "Antiques Roadshow" on Saturday became the most valuable discovery in the PBS television show's 16-year history.

Appraisers gave the collection of five Chinese carved rhinoceros horn cups, dating from the late 17th century or early 18th century, an estimated value of $1 million to $1.5 million.

Another guest showed up with a F-5 Gibson mandolin, which was valued at $175,000, and had been bought for $200 during the Great Depression.

Three Tulsa episodes will air in early 2012.

Previous 'Roadshow' records include a $1.07 million collection of Chinese jade appraised in 2009 in Raleigh, NC, where a $450,000 Andrew Wyeth watercolor was also discovered.

An Alexander Calder mobile found in Miami, Fla., last year was estimated at $400,000 to $1 million.

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