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