Antiques Roadshow guest refuses to sell painting after discovering its value | Television and radio | Show biz & TV
Antiques Roadshow took a trip down memory lane last Sunday as BBC One aired a repeat of last year’s The Best of the Summer. Host Fiona Bruce reflected on one guest, in particular, who was adamant she wouldn’t sell a heirloom despite receiving a £ 3,000 appraisal from expert Grant Ford.
Host Fiona Bruce introduced: “One of our most recent Scottish tours was to 16th century Crathes Castle near Aberdeen and on a gorgeous summer day what better way to pass the time admiring the flowers? “
Viewers of the Antiques Roadshow were treated to a stunning painting of a vase of pink flowers.
Grant Ford began: “You brought this beautiful vibrant still life, what’s the story?”
“It has just been passed down from generation to generation by my great-grandmother.
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“We don’t really know more about it,” she added.
“And I see it’s signed, do you know the artist? Grant asked and the guest confirmed she hadn’t.
“No, that’s one of the reasons we’ve come to find out,” she noted.
“It is signed Melton Fisher who was [Samuel] Melton Fisher and he’s an artist I’ve worked with quite a few paintings over the years, ”said the expert.
“In a beautiful original condition, incredible light, very beautiful lights,” Grant observed.
“So what is it worth?” Grant asked and the owner replied, “I have no idea, not even a guess. “
“Well, that’s a really fabulous example of Melton Fisher, and it’s worth at least £ 2,000 to £ 3,000 at auction,” Grant revealed.
The expert was amused to learn that this impressive valuation would not convince the guest to sell the item.