The words of the expert shocked the girl and the whole studio because she did not expect this metal “ugly duck” to have a “terrible” value.
In Hunan radio’s antiquities program, a beautiful girl appeared, attracting the audience’s attention. Everyone is curious to know what this “beautiful woman” will bring for expert assessment. After the introduction, the girl gave a duck incense burner to experts to check and value.
Along with today’s economic development, the value of the antique market has increased dramatically. Especially in auctions, ordinary objects from the ancient dynasty are also of inter-city value and are sought after by the community of collectors.
At the same time, because antiques containing historical elements are popular with modern people, it has unintentionally caused the counterfeit industry to flourish. It’s really a pity for collectors who have spent extremely “huge” money to buy their favorite treasures, but end up discovering fakes.
That is also the reason why the antiquities inspection program was born, helping people verify the authenticity, value of money and the story behind the item that they consider a precious treasure.
According to the girl, this duck incense burner was bought by her father for 400 thousand yuan (nearly 1.4 billion VND). She thinks her father was wrong to spend so much money just to buy such a trivial thing.
400 thousand yuan is probably not a small amount of money for ordinary families, even able to buy a house in mid-range urban areas. That is also the reason the girl could not accept that her father had spent too much money.
After that, the girl told the expert: “Dad used his money to buy this item, logically I have no right to speak. But this is really a waste because this old thing can’t be a worthy antique. But the shape of the duck has no aesthetic at all, the surface is terribly rough, the feeling that the person who made this thing has no passion, is very different from ordinary antiques.”
The girl thinks that this item is a fake, but her father insists that the incense burner is very precious and worth at least 1 million yuan (nearly 3.5 billion VND). Unable to argue with her father, the girl decided to bring the “duck” to the program to ask for expert intervention.
After a thorough examination, the expert began to become serious, making the atmosphere at the studio more tense than ever.
Experts identified this object as an ancient duck-shaped incense burner. Accordingly, in the old dynasties in history, people mainly made items to imitate the shape of the 12 animals, of course there were also other animals. A prime example is the crane-shaped incense burners used by the Royal Family or aristocratic family.
Hearing the expert say that, the girl immediately asked the money value of the duck incense burner. The expert replied: “Please stand firm and listen to my quotation. Your father’s incense burner is worth at least 4 million yuan (nearly 13.9 billion VND)”.
The expert’s words made the girl and the whole studio shocked because she did not expect this metal “ugly duck” to have such a “terrible” value, 4 times higher than the original prediction number. dad.
The girl was both happy and scared, saying that she immediately returned to apologize to her father for daring to despise this “ugly duck”.