There are many things that people hold close to their hearts. Like this woman–she’s had this statue for many years and it’s precious to her and her family. But she finds out at The Antiques Roadshow the statue is even more precious than she thought.
This woman’s grandparents had gone to China several years ago. That’s when they knew that they were going to bring home something precious when they bought the statue. However, it was in the show when the woman realized that the statue did in fact hold importance.
She had been told the statue was from the Ming Dynasty and “priceless”. The Lion statue was actually from the Tang Dynasty (6th to 9th centuries) which is considered the “Golden Age” of Chinese arts and culture and centuries earlier than the Ming Dynasty.
The appraiser marvels at the statue’s detailing saying, “This is among the finest examples of Chinese art that we have seen on the Roadshow. The carving is beautiful, the workmanship is stunning, and the carver who did this was truly a master.”
And he’s obviously telling the truth because he is literally crying as he tells her about the statue! It may not be the most emotional customer in Roadshow history but this is certainly the most emotional appraiser! Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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