A man and a woman decided to take their Clarice Cliff collection to Dyffryn Gardens in Wales during the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow, but they were not prepared for the expert’s valuation
A couple who appeared on the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow were left open-mouthed as they had their Clarice Cliff collection valued.
The duo decided to take their charger plate, jugs and cups and saucers to Dyffryn Gardens in Wales to let expert Will Farmer take a closer look at their colourful collection.
The man and woman explained that the items was a mixture of inheritance and their own collection, and the most they had ever spent on an item was £60.
Referring to the 18-inch charger plate, the main explained: “I think that cost £35 from an antiques shop in Cardiff.”
Will then decided to give his verdict on the individual items and began: “The jugs here, you’re talking there between £500 and £700 each.”
The couple looked stunned but listened on as Will said the sugar sifter alone could fetch “another £500 or £600.”
However, it seems Will saved the best until last as he said of the charger plate: “You really shelled out that day because your £35 investment is between £3000 and £4000.”
The man and woman literally gasped as she asked Will: “Can I sit down?”
Will then added: “Certainly what’s on the table here in front of us, you’re looking here alone at somewhere between £10,000 and £15,000.”
Gasping again, the woman joked: “Don’t tell the children!” as Will replied: “You might have to tell them not to watch! But no, it’s a wonderful collection so thank you so much.”
Antiques Roadshow continues Sundays at 8pm on BBC One.
published 2022-05-02 18:49:00