AN Antiques Roadshow expert issued a stark warning to a guest about his grandmother’s tea set.
In a recent episode of the BBC series, expert Steven Moore was presented with a cute set of cups and saucers featuring butterfly handles.
The guest revealed the set had been given to him by his grandmother before she went into a care home.
His grandma had received them from her best friend, ‘Auntie Betty’ and Steven revealed the set was by Aynsley, a desirable brand of bone china.
Steven said the yellow patterned set was “gorgeous” and added: “What could be nicer than a cup of coffee from that?”
He then said: “I suppose you would never sell it because it was Granny’s tea set from Auntie Betty. But each piece is worth £100.”
That meant the set, which included cups, saucers and a milk jug had a value of around £400.
While Steven usually advises people to keep their mugs and use them, that wasn’t the case on this occasion.
The expert warned: “Probably admire it and don’t have your coffee from it. It’s one of those occasions.”
The guest nodded in understanding, before thanking him for his valuation.
A recent episode of Antiques Roadshow saw a female guest left “terrified” by the value of a rare opal necklace, which had belonged to her grandmother.
Meanwhile, a resurfaced clip this week also saw a male guest left gutted after being told his prized art work was ‘worthless’.
Antiques Roadshow airs on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.
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