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Raleigh 'Antique Roadshow' airs this week

Posted January 3, 2010

— Episodes of the popular PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" taped in Raleigh last June will begin airing this week.

The Raleigh show set an appraisal record when a collection of Chinese jade was given an estimated value of more than $1 million.

Show publicist Erika Denn said the four pieces of jade – a bowl, a vase with ruby details, an animal figure and an Imperial bowl – from the Chien Lung period (1736-1795) was valued at $710,000 to $1.07 million. That broke the previous record of $500,000 set in 2008 in Palm Springs, Calif., for a 1937 painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still.

An unidentified woman from eastern North Carolina owns the jade, which she brought to the show.

The show also drew 34,000 requests for tickets, besting the previous record of 29,000 tickets for a show in San Jose, Calif. Denn said 6,400 tickets were distributed in Raleigh.

The show, filmed at the Raleigh Convention Center, will air three different episodes on PBS on Monday, Jan. 4, Jan. 11 and Jan. 18, at 8 p.m.

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