Antiques Roadshow expert makes £35k valuation mistake with ‘grotesque face jug’

Antiques Roadshow expert makes £35k valuation mistake with ‘grotesque face jug’

Stephen then took a closer look at the jug and gave his thoughts: “When we look at the base clay, it’s redware, and the potter has used an impressive array of techniques to come up with this extraordinary texture.

“This, in its own way, is really over the top. It’s bizarre and wonderful. You even see a little bit of, like, Pablo Picasso going on here.

“It’s a little difficult to identify precisely when this was made, but I think it’s probably late 19th or early 20th Century,” Stephen added. 

“I’ve never seen anything quite like it, ever,” the expert told Alvin. 

Published at Fri, 01 May 2020 09:13:00 +0000