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Antiques Roadshow; Pittsburgh, Pa (2012)

02/13/2012

Pittsburgh, PA - Hour 1 EE Master - Texted, Mixed, No CC First Air Date: 2/13/12


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Series
Antiques Roadshow
Program
Pittsburgh, Pa (2012)
Program Number

1607

Series Description

ROADSHOW is part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt. Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation, travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truth about these finds. Series hosT 100-400: Chris Jussel; Series hosT 5-600: Dan Elias. Series release date: 1997

Program Description

1607, 02/13/2012: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Alasdair Nichol head to the Andy Warhol Museum to check out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days — eclectic illustrations that garner ample attention from today’s collectors. Highlights include intimate correspondence between Cole Porter and actor Monty Woolley; a finely knotted circa 1920 silk Kashan rug; and one of the best flea market finds of all time: a 17th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn cup, purchased for $1 and valued at $350,000 to $450,000! Additional appraisals include: 1788 New York Daily Advertiser Appraised Value: $2,500 - $3,500; Carolyn Wyeth Still Life, ca. 1940 Appraised Value: $15,000; Jacob Cope Grandfather Clock, ca. 1820 Appraised Value: $7,500; Cased Pair of Deringer Pistols, ca. 1845 Appraised Value: $30,000; 1876 Isaac Broome Porcelain Bust Appraised Value: $50,000.

Field Trip: Andy Warhol Illustrations: The Andy Warhol Museum: At the Andy Warhol Museum, ROADSHOW checks out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days.

1608, 02/20/2012: Against the formidable backdrop of Pittsburgh’s former Homestead Steel Works, appraiser Peter Shemonsky shows host Mark L. Walberg strikingly delicate examples of centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron. Highlights include a 6.5 carat yellow mine cut diamond ring kept for years in a sock drawer; a North American Indian club and pipe the owner believes belonged to Sitting Bull; and three Charles Darwin first editions, including an 1830s collection of The Voyage of the Beagle, an 1859 On the Origin of Species, and an 1871 The Descent of Man, insured at $284,000. French Carved & Gilded Mirror, ca. 1780 Appraised Value: $3,000; 1936 Lionel Trains Mural Photograph Posters Appraised Value: $7,000 - $9,000; Hepplewhite Inlaid Games Table, ca. 1810 Appraised Value: $6,000 - $9,000; Chinese Ivory Brush Pot, ca. 1875 Appraised Value: $30,000; Ruba Rombic Decanter Set, ca. 1926 Appraised Value: $9,000 - $10,000.

Field trip: Antique Steel Jewelry: Rivers of Steel National Heritage Center: Against the formidable backdrop of Pittsburgh's former Homestead Steel Works, appraiser Peter Shemonsky shows host Mark L. Walberg strikingly delicate examples of centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.

1609, 02/27/2012: In Pittsburgh, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Arlie Sulka at the Carnegie Museum of Art to explore the striking, vibrantly colored vases, bottles and jars made by glass master Maurice Marinot. Highlights include a collection of correspondence between members of the Kennedy family and JFK’s former personal secretary; a circa 1928 Art Deco jade sapphire ring; and a 1946 oil painting by Rockwell Kent, along with an inherited letter from the artist, valued at $150,000 to $250,000. Additional appraisals include: Carved Hadley Chest, ca. 1710 Appraised Value: $30,000 - $35,000; Chinese Jade & Porcelain Figures, ca. 1925 Appraised Value: ; 20,100 - $30,200; 1885 Kiowa Beaded Toy Baby Carrier Appraised Value: $10,000 - $12,000; 1960 Roberto "Momen" Clemente Game Bat Appraised Value: $25,000; Mary McNair Needlework Samplers, ca. 1823 Appraised Value: $15,000.

Field Trip: Maurice Marinot Glass: Carnegie Museum of Art: In Pittsburgh, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Arlie Sulka at the Carnegie Museum of Art to explore the striking, vibrantly colored vases, bottles and jars made by glass master Maurice Marinot.

Duration

00:56:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Antiques and Collectibles
Creators
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Pittsburgh, Pa (2012),” 02/13/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_141DBFA33BB4414F98112D2539347941.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; Pittsburgh, Pa (2012).” 02/13/2012. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_141DBFA33BB4414F98112D2539347941>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; Pittsburgh, Pa (2012). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_141DBFA33BB4414F98112D2539347941
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