Antiques Roadshow finds $1 million Chinese jade

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A woman who inherited a collection of Chinese carved jade from her father has scored the first $1 million (£600,000) appraisal from experts on the US television programme "Antiques Roadshow," the producers said on Monday.

In a record for the show, four pieces of Chinese carved jade and celadon from the Qianlong era (1736-1795), including a large bowl made for the Emperor, were given a conservative auction estimate of up to $1.07 million.

The previous highest appraisal on the show was a 1937 painting by Clyfford Still, the American Abstract Expressionist artist, which was found in Palm Springs, California, in 2008. The painting had been given a retail estimate of $500,000.

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