For the first time ever the US version of Antiques Roadshow hit the $1M mark in an appraisal. Yesterday the producers of the show said that a woman brought some jade to the Antiques Roadshow in North Carolina on Saturday.
The jade consisted of four pieces of Chinese carved jade and celadon from the Chien Lung Dynasty (1736-1795), including a large bowl crafted for the Emperor. I guess the for the Emperor thing was what put it over the top. It was valued at about $1.07M.
The woman inherited the items from her father who bought them in China back in the 1930's. The previous high amount on the show was $500K. The US still has a long way to go to catch the UK version of the show. Their top estimate so far is almost $2M which was for a scale model of Anthony Gormley's artwork, "The Angel of the North." (pictured above)