An AN Antiques Roadshow expert was stunned after a guest refused to sell despite a huge appraisal – all because of his wife.
In a recent episode of the BBC show, expert Will Farmer met a man who had brought in an impressive collection of Clarice Cliff jugs.
Will said he was a big fan of Clarice before asking how the man started with his collection.
He replied, “I once went to an auction and found a little ashtray and it all started from there – I love the patterns and the colors.”
Will then asked what prompted him to specifically collect the small jugs and he said, “I just found the shape amazing and then when I started getting one or two and realized that ‘there were so many designs to collect, I stuck with it. “
Looking at the collection on the table in front of him, Will said: “Now that you’ve told me about models, I’ve done a rough count here, we have around 70. In Clarice’s professional career, we believe that ‘it has exceeded 300 points when it comes to known models. “
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He then went on to explain the variety of patterns a bit more before adding: “Looking at the patterns here you have abstracts, geometric patterns, floral patterns, landscapes – here you have little milk jugs that go all the way up. ‘in 1927 and cross to 1936-38 same.
“So you have 70, you still have a bit of fundraising to do!” “
Will eventually switched to the man’s collection value and said: “We have to look at the values when we look at the table here, there are individual jugs – Liberty Stripe, it’s modest, say £ 50, it is a very accessible little room.
“Up to May Avenue which I guess will probably cost you between £ 1,000 and £ 1,500?” ”
The guest said it cost £ 1,400 and Will continued: “When you start adding up the whole collection here I think you have the best part of £ 15,000 sitting here in this collection.
“It’s in 70, you still have 230 to find!” To which the man joked, “I’m going to have to talk to my wife.”
Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.