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$1 million-plus Chinese cups tops for 'Antiques Roadshow'

$1 million-plus Chinese cups tops for 'Antiques Roadshow'

July 27th, 2011 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - An Oklahoma man has more than a million reasons to be happy he brought his collection of Chinese rhinoceros horned cups to be appraised by experts with the PBS series "Antiques Roadshow."

PBS says the collection was judged Saturday by Asian art expert Lark Mason at a taping in Tulsa, Okla., to be worth $1 million to $1.5 million. That's easily the most valuable item brought in for appraisal in the history of "Antiques Roadshow," which will air its 16th season next year.

Show spokeswoman Judy Matthews says the collection owner was surprised by the appraisal and quipped, "I guess I won't have to rely on Social Security anymore." The owner wishes to remain anonymous.

Matthews says there's a hot market now for Chinese art.