Surprise valuations for visitors to Worstead Antiques Roadshow-style event for Big C

Antiques expert Mike Hicks with the owner of a Wedgwood creamware bowl valued at £600 by Mr Hicks. P

Antiques expert Mike Hicks with the owner of a Wedgwood creamware bowl valued at £600 by Mr Hicks. Picture: BRIAN HEDGE - Credit: Archant

Several visitors to an Antiques Roadshow-style charity event went home with big smiles on their faces after learning the value of their possessions.

The event, in Worstead's Queen Elizabeth Hall, raised just over £2,000 for Norfolk cancer charity The Big C.

It saw antiques experts Mike Hicks, Kevin Lines and Richard Allbrow give valuations at the event, in the style of the BBC's popular Antiques Roadshow TV series.

The afternoon included tea enjoyed by 100 people.

One couple produced a large punch bowl from a cardboard box which Mr Hicks, who owns Stalham Antiques Gallery and is a EDP columnist, recognised it as mid-20th century Wedgwood creamware with transfer prints designed by Eric Ravilious.

'The bowl was in perfect condition, a gem of an object, and had a value of around £600, of which the owners were totally unaware,' he said.

Norwich jeweller Mr Allbrow was impressed by a small mantle clock with a silver and shagreen-covered case, made by the Goldsmiths and Silversmith Company of London, which he valued at about £1,200.

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And Mr Lines, of Keys auctioneers in Aylsham, was very pleased to be handed a drawing by Norwich artist Edward Seago, of a local scene with a cottage. He valued it at about £3,000.

The event was organised by Dawn Hayhurst and Bridget Hedge who thanked all who had supported the day.

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