The appraisers "Antiques Roadshow" used for ing people say that the spam in their attic is a treasure, but never seen something like this happened on Saturday.
On that fateful day, a man walked in the Tulsa Convention Center in Oklahoma with five Chinese teacups carved out of the rhinoceros Horn and learned that he had accidentally collected a fortune — cups was appraised at a value of over 1 million dollars, making it the most precious treasure which was never brought to the presentation of 16 years.
"As each one came out of the box, my jaw, began to fall a little further," Lark Mason, a validation for instance, told local news station KTUL, " deserve to be between $ 1,000,000 and $ 1,500,000."
TEA TIME: a man who asked not to identified brought five Chinese teacups carved from Rhinoceros Horn ' Antiques Roadshow ' Saturday, and were evaluated between $ 1 and $ 1.5 million.
Mason, which is the presentation of Asian art specialist, said that the five Cups is probably from the late 17th or early 18th century China.
During this period, the Cups are given as a gift to the wealthy for special occasions and were particularly useful because they were made of rhinoceros horn, said to have magical abilities.
The new value of the Astronomical Cups stunned the mysterious collector who brought the Cup to the show.
"I hoped it was going to collapse, but said he was glad that he didn't need the inhaler," said Mason.
"Clearly it could even see the movie that I watched, the rush of colour over his face," said senior producer Marsha Bemko.
The identity of the customer record-setting remains a mystery.
"Asked to not be recognized because he lives in a small town in Oklahoma, and is concerned about the safety for the collection," Judy Matthews, an Executive with "Vintage," said the Post.
The anonymous collection, whose face appears on the episode, but not his name, said that "Antiques" that purchased more Cups in the 1970s and appeared not to include what was worth.
Whatever the mystery man who paid for the cups back in the ' 70s, this pales in comparison to what are now due to today's strong market for Chinese antiques, which already has support of China's growing power and status in the world.