Antiques quiz show hosted by Fern Britton. Antiques expert Kate Bliss assists Fern as the three teams compete for the prize.
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Hello, and welcome to For What It's Worth.
This is the show that quizzes you with questions
and asks you to put a value on the vintage.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play.
Each team has a quizzer who has to answer a general knowledge question
correctly so that their partner, the picker,
has a chance to choose an antique or collectable and build a collection.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
Now, each day I'm joined by an antiques expert.
Today, we have a woman who reminds me of a watercolour painting.
She's got style, beauty and lightens up any room.
Though be warned, if she gets wet, she might run.
Would you please welcome Kate Bliss!
Ah, Kate, would you like to tell me about the lots that we have here
for our contestants to choose from?
I certainly will.
We have a huge variety here.
So we have...
a cup and saucer,
and a kovsh.
Now, one of these items is our top lot,
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
That is the lot to spot, because at the end of the show,
the winning pair will walk away with the cash equivalent
of one of their items. But beware,
because the lots decrease in value right down to our worthless lot,
which is a tenner or less.
That is the lot to avoid, teams.
So who's playing today? Well, let's meet our teams.
Team One, who are you?
My name's Paul. This is my grandson Jordan.
And I love going to car-boot sales and finding hidden treasures.
Excellent. You're in the right place.
Team Two, who are you?
Hi, I'm Barbara, and this is my husband, Richard.
And we like going round the antique fairs and car-boots.
We come from King's Lynn in Norfolk.
Very nice to have you here.
And Team Three, who are you?
Hello, Fern, I'm Jan and this is my friend Mandy.
And we've known each other for 30-odd years.
And Jan likes collecting glassware, and I'm an old book person.
You don't look like an OLD book person.
A book person will do.
Welcome, everybody, and jolly good luck.
Now, earlier, our teams got to inspect the lots close up,
watched over by Kate.
But could they separate the grand from the bland?
Oh, that's a kovsh.
It's very pretty.
-It's got 88 on it.
-Oh, 88, there we go.
If it's Russian, it would be quite valuable.
I should think that's a fairly old piece.
They don't feel old handles to me.
They feel like they're new.
-Just put on, a replacement?
-Yeah, to make it look old.
That must be bronze...
-Because that is so heavy.
They're really thinking about the material, which is great.
-Got a bit of a...hooky nose.
I wonder if that's clockwork.
Probably pull that along.
-£50, I reckon.
Thermometer. Yeah, silver.
Silver, yeah. Silver hallmark.
Got the material right.
-Is that a leopard's head?
-Is that London?
Right, the watch.
Hallmark's on top there. It's on top.
What have you spotted, then, Jordan?
It's 24 carat gold. It's got the really bright gold, hasn't it?
Probably worth money.
-There is a name.
-In the middle.
We're getting so warm.
Does it say "A Lalique," or just "Lalique?"
Rian. It's French.
See, now, that painting - I don't like that.
No, it's too dull, isn't it?
W... Callow. I've not heard of him.
Got the name of the artist, but we don't know anything about him.
-Is it cranberry, yeah?
-Look at the bottom,
look at the thickness of the glass.
No, nothing much.
-Looks a bit like a nursing chair, doesn't it?
-It's not Georgian, is it?
-I don't know.
-It's a tea bowl, not a cup.
-Yeah, tea bowl.
It looks to me like they don't belong together.
Yeah, maybe they're just similar.
That one's a lot lighter blue than that one.
So would that affect the value?
Is that a kimono? Little figures?
So maybe it's Japanese.
Could be old. It's an old pattern.
It's the sort of thing that
-my mum would really like.
-You can't take it home, Mandy!
We've got to go between the statuette and the kovsh.
We'll go for the statuette.
I think the kovsh might have it.
I would say the painting, probably, if it's the right painting.
No, let's go with the table.
Not completely convinced, but the table is nice.
-And the bottom is...
-The bottom one I'm pretty convinced is the jug.
-The brown-red jug, lowest?
-Lowest, I'd say.
And we think that's the cheapest, the little red jug?
-Yeah, you happy with that?
-I think so, yeah.
But what I did like was that chair.
Yeah, I wish I knew more about paintings.
Kate, what fun to spy on them.
Mm! Some really interesting decisions.
-And how have the valuations been arrived at?
So the valuations for each item have been agreed by myself
and an independent valuer.
And they're based on the hammer price
we would expect the item to reach at auction.
But with no auction costs added.
Just to add an extra twist, we have our mystery lot.
Now, this could be worth thousands, or it could be worth peanuts.
That's for our winners to decide a little later.
But for now, it's time for round one.
Right, I'm going to ask eight general knowledge questions.
Pickers, before each one I'm going to ask you to select
which lot you'd like to play for. And then, quizzers,
if you buzz in with the correct answer
you will get to add that lot to your collection.
But beware, if you buzz in incorrectly,
you'll be frozen out of the next question.
So pickers, please make your first pick.
Let's see what you want.
Bob and Jordan, you've gone for the painting.
Barbara and Richard for the statuette.
Jan and Mandy want the kovsh.
Quizzers, fingers on buzzers, first question.
Which word can be used to refer to a type of tooth
or an animal from the dog family?
Oh, no, it's canine.
-You're now frozen out of the next question, Bob and Jordan.
Richard and Mandy, pick a lot.
Barbara and Richard still want the statuette,
Jan and Mandy want the table.
Here's the question.
The Black Forest gateau originated in which country?
Germany is correct.
The statuette is yours, well done.
And Bob and Jordan, you are now back into the next question.
Pickers, what's your lots?
Bob and Jordan want the watch.
Barbara and Richard and Jan and Mandy
are going to have a battle for the kovsh.
Which UK girl group had a 1987 hit with Love In The First Degree?
Which UK girl group had in 1987 hit with Love In The First Degree?
It was Bananarama.
Barbara and Richard, you're frozen out of the next question.
Jordan and Mandy, make a pick.
It's like measles.
It's very contagious.
One person goes for something, everybody does.
You both want the kovsh.
Question four, then, quizzers.
What does the F stand for in the government office known as Defra?
Correct, it is.
It's the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
And the kovsh is yours.
Congratulations. Barbara and Richard,
you're back in for the next question.
Pickers, make a pick.
Bob and Jordan want the painting, Barbara and Richard want the bowl,
Jan and Mandy want the table.
The two official national languages of Canada
are English and which...?
The two official national languages of Canada
are English and which other?
The answer is French, the table is yours.
Pickers, pick a lot.
Bob and Jordan still want the watch.
Barbara and Richard really want the bowl.
Jan and Mandy want the cup and saucer.
Question six, quizzers.
In tennis, which is the oldest of the four Grand Slam tour...
which is the oldest of the four Grand Slam tournaments?
The answer is Wimbledon. It was founded in 1887.
The watch is yours.
Pickers, pick a lot.
Bob and Jordan want that painting,
Barbara and Richard want the bowl,
Jan and Mandy want the cup and saucer.
Question seven. Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia during...?
Oh... The Napoleonic years?
-That's not the answer I'm looking for.
The full question is, Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia
during which century? It is the 18th.
You are frozen out of the last question.
Jordan and Richard, make a pick.
Bob and Jordan want the cup and saucer,
Barbara and Richard want the bowl.
This is the final question in this round, quizzers.
The name of which artform translates from the Japanese for...?
This is the full question.
The name of which artform translates from the Japanese for folding paper?
The answer is of course...
I'm so sorry, you don't get the cup and saucer.
And that is the end of round one.
So let's have a look at your collections.
Bob and Jordan have the watch,
Barbara and Richard have the statuette,
Jan and Mandy have the kovsh and the table.
Now, our teams have started to build their collections nicely.
But have they chosen wisely?
Well, before they have the chance to add more to them,
Kate is going to give each player a fact about a lot of their choice.
Which should be everything they need to know to make a valuation.
Team One, let's get to know you a bit better.
Bob, you are a big West Ham fan?
-So I'm suggesting that sport memorabilia is big for you?
-It is, yeah.
-What have you got?
Programmes, tickets, old cup final tickets, and things like that.
-Have you been going since you were a boy?
-Yeah, since I was six.
And Jordan is your step grandson, I think?
-And is he a good picker?
-I hope so!
Jordan, who started your interest in antiques?
I'd say it was, like, my nan and grandad.
They got me into, like, collecting coins, collecting harmonicas,
-and things like that.
Well, boys, what would you like to know more about from Kate?
Um... The painting.
-This is a painting entitled The Drover.
And it's by the esteemed English artist William Callow.
Now, Callow lived between 1812 and 1908
and he's known for his landscapes,
his engravings, and of course his watercolours.
It has a stock label on the back
from the very reputable auction dealer Agnew and Sons.
And it's undated,
so the dashing technique seen here
tells us that it was painted by a young Callow some time before 1840.
This fact makes it a little bit more unusual,
as most of the works that come up at auction,
certainly a lot of the ones that I've seen, are from his later life.
So what's it worth?
Well, that's for you to think about.
While we meet Team Two.
Welcome, Barbara and Richard.
Barbara, you are a retired midwife?
-Gosh, how many babies did you deliver?
Just over 1,700.
Did you make a little note of each one?
We have to keep records for 25 years, so I had to keep records.
And what do you like to collect?
Silver mainly, and brooches.
-What's your best one?
-It's a banjo.
-It's not worth a great deal,
but to me it's absolutely wonderful.
And Richard, welcome to you.
And what do you collect?
But my main interest is old aircraft books.
I'm mad keen on aviation, yes.
Very good. Well, it's lovely to have you here.
What lot would you like to hear more about?
I would like to hear more about the toy - the two rowers.
Well, this is an intriguing little thing, isn't it?
It's a charming toy canoe that really does ooze retro style.
It was made by a company called Mobo Sebel.
It's designed, I think as you all identified, to be pulled along.
And this movement makes the little clowns, who are the rowers,
row inside the boat as the child walks along.
Now, the canoe itself dates to the 1950s,
the post-war, post-ration period
in which the toy market became increasingly popular.
But is it attracting you?
And if so, what's it worth?
We'll let you have a think about that while we meet Team Three.
Welcome, Jan and Mandy.
Jan, are you all right? You've just your hip replaced, haven't you?
Well, it was a few years ago, but it is a bit dodgy still.
And tell me about your infamous nun's outfit.
Oh! Well, that was something I made for a pantomime,
but it was a bit tricky because it was one of these closed orders,
and we had these funny hats that were like swans.
I had to make three of those.
I hope they got special mention in the programme.
No! It was only a village panto.
And Mandy, what do you do?
I'm a crime scene investigator.
So if we were burgled or something, you'd come and check it all out?
Yes, I would look for fingerprints and DNA,
and have a good look at the crime scene.
Try and find out who's done the deed.
So what would you like to hear more about from Kate?
I think the vase.
This is a porcelain vase.
And it's fashioned in what we would call the neoclassical style.
It was produced in Italy in the latter part of the 19th century.
It's a very opulent-looking piece, made of gold-painted porcelain.
And the decorative scenes are transfer printed,
and then over-painted.
Meaning that almost certainly it was produced in substantial numbers.
It is a genuine antique at well over 100 years old
and it will appeal to fans of this very neoclassical style.
But what is it worth?
Well, thank you, Kate. Thank you very much indeed.
Teams, now you know some more about the items,
I hope that helps you as we play Round Two.
Now, in this round, the pickers will select a lot to play for,
and the quizzers will again try and secure it by answering correctly.
But this time around the lots come with their own question categories,
and here they are.
So if you wanted the toy, for instance,
your quizzer would be able to make a choice between
Physics or Board Games as a question to answer.
Now, at the end of this round,
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
so choose wisely.
Right, Team One, you're up first.
So, Jordan, what's your lot?
OK. Bob, Composers or Board Games?
In chess notation, which playing piece
is represented by the letter N?
Yes, it is N for knight
because it's K for king.
The painting is yours, well done.
Richard, what's your lot?
I'll try for the bowl, please.
The bowl? Physics or Horror Films, Barbara?
-OK, here we go.
On the electromagnetic spectrum,
what type of radiation can be referred to as UV?
Good. The bowl is yours.
Mandy, what's your lot?
I think I'll try for the vase, please.
The vase? Composers or Children's Literature, Jan?
I'll have to go for Children's Literature.
Here we go. Which character created by Julia Donaldson has orange eyes,
a black tongue and purple prickles all over his back?
-Sonic the Hedgehog? No, that's...
-It does sound like him, doesn't it?
If that was a Photofit, you might come up with Sonic.
The actual answer is the Gruffalo.
So the vase stays on the board.
Right, we're going to do this again, but teams,
have you missed out on that one item you really wanted?
If so, here's your chance to get your hands on it,
because from now on you can either go for what's left on the grid,
or you can try to steal a lot in a rival team's collection.
But, pickers, be warned.
If you choose to steal from another team,
they will get to choose which category your quizzer must face.
Jordan, you're first. Do you want to pick or steal?
-What are you going to have?
-The cup and saucer, please.
The cup and saucer. Bob, Composers or Horror Films?
Who directed the 1968 film Night Of The Living Dead?
Incorrect. George A Romero.
OK? The cup and saucer stays on the grid.
Richard, pick or steal?
Try the toy, please.
You're going to pick the toy?
Physics or Board Games, Barbara?
The electric company and water works appear on the board
of which popular game?
-Correct. It is Monopoly, the toy is yours.
Mandy, pick or steal?
I will pick the vase again, please.
Pick the vase?
Jan's so happy about this(!)
Composers or Children's Literature?
Children's Literature again.
Which British author wrote the children's classic
The Tale Of Jemima Puddle Duck?
Correct, it is, the vase is finally yours.
We'll have another go at this one.
Team One, pick or steal?
I'd like to steal the kovsh, please.
Right. You want the kovsh,
which means that Jan and Mandy have to pick a category for Bob.
Bob, what name is given to the subatomic particle
which is negatively charged and orbits the nucleus of an atom?
-What a brave guess.
The kovsh stays with Jan and Mandy.
Richard, pick or steal?
The cup and saucer, please.
The cup and saucer. Composers or Horror Films, Barbara?
Which iconic Austrian composer learned to play the piano
at the age of three?
The cup and saucer are yours.
Mandy, pick or steal?
The thermometer, please.
The thermometer? Jan, British Art or Horror Films?
I'll have British Art, please.
Here we go.
A Rake's Progress and Marriage A-La-Mode
are the best-known works of which 18th-century English artist?
Is it Holbein?
Close. William Hogarth.
OK, the thermometer stays on the grid
and that is the end of the round,
so let's see how the collections are looking.
Bob and Jordan have the watch
and the painting.
Barbara and Richard have
the statuette, the toy,
the cup and saucer and the bowl.
And Jan and Mandy have the kovsh,
the vase and the table.
OK. For one team, this is now the end of the road.
Kate has been keeping tabs
and the team with the least valuable collection will now be eliminated.
So, Kate, who are we saying goodbye to first?
I can reveal that the pair leaving us now is...
..Richard and Barbara.
Oh. Richard and Barbara.
I'm very sorry that we are having to say goodbye to you,
but you're not only leaving the game,
you are also giving your collection back to us.
You'd like to know more about it and what it's worth,
-Over to you, Kate.
Well, let's have a look at that very varied collection that you amassed.
First of all, let's have a look at that quirky little toy.
It oozes retro style.
It's very colourful, isn't it?
But it hasn't got any bells and whistles.
It is just a little simple pull-along.
It's not a designer who is highly sought after,
so the value is just £25.
But then we had the statuette.
Now, this is a bronze sculpture
of the Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini,
and it's sculpted by the French portrait sculptor
This caricature was so popular
that hundreds of plaster casts were made of it,
so, although this is bronze,
it would have a price tag at auction of £100.
On we go to the cup and saucer.
These two pieces are part of the famous Nanking Cargo
which sank in 1752
to the bottom of the South China Sea.
The tea bowl and saucer themselves feature a pattern
known as the blue pine cone
and, as you saw, are in extraordinary condition
considering the ordeal that they've been through.
Although this has great age and a great story to tell,
it isn't particularly rare.
And for that reason,
this tea bowl and saucer at auction
would fetch a paltry £60.
The Lalique bowl is the next thing we have.
This is an interesting piece that really screams quality.
All three teams actually looked at that signature.
So this Art Deco bowl was produced in 1933
right at the height of the Art Deco period
and it's a great representation of Lalique's work.
Mandy, you really used your detective work here, didn't you?
You honed in on that signature.
This is a true Lalique piece
and the value is £600.
So, that takes your collection, Richard and Barbara,
to a total value of £785.
Brilliant. Barbara and Richard, go home feeling pleased with that.
But I'm so sorry, it is time to bring the hammer down
on your collection and say thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
And also, the unclaimed items in the grid are now leaving the game.
So let's quickly find out from Kate what they're worth.
And if the top lot is still in the game.
So, we have the chair to begin with and it dates from around 1860.
So you weren't far out, Jordan, when you said it was Georgian.
It is, actually, in the Victorian period.
The chair is made of rosewood, a lovely exotic wood,
and has been beautifully hand-carved.
There are minimal scratches to the feet
and no damage really to the wood.
The upholstery is probably original.
However, though decorative as well as functional,
the market for Victorian furniture has dramatically changed
and despite its decorative appeal,
only worth around £120.
The jug is next.
Now, you were both very definite about the jug but were you right?
This particular example is quite plain,
it has straight tapered sides and,
of course, a clear glass handle.
More elaborate pieces may have moulded frills
or applied decoration and details.
So, you were both absolutely right.
It is today's worthless lot. Well done.
But next is a little bit more of a puzzle.
How many silver-encased Victorian travel thermometers
have you ever seen?
Well, I have to tell you, I haven't seen another one like it.
Collectors of scientific instruments and the like
would give their right arm for this.
And at auction it would have a price tag of £1,500.
Astonishing. But it means that the top lot,
the one worth £2,500 is still in play,
someone has it in their collection.
So, teams, congratulations on getting this far.
You now have one last chance to pick our expert's brains.
So, which lot do you really need to know more about, Team One?
Ah, the table. Well, this is a beautiful antique side table.
It's hand-carved with flowers and scrolls.
But you may also have noticed that there are some surface scratches
to this piece, a little bit of damage.
So, it isn't in perfect condition.
Now, as you may know,
the Chinese market is extremely strong at the moment and,
for any Oriental enthusiasts,
this could be a welcome addition to a collection.
Could this be a welcome addition for you?
Mandy and Jan, what would you like to know more about?
-The gold watch, please.
The watch, let's have a look at it.
Well, this is a late 19th-century, possibly even early 20th-century,
It's continental in style with elaborate floral engraving
and an engraved dial,
and the case is stamped with the mark for 18 carat gold.
The double fusee movement is unsigned,
and the case is unmarked,
so we will never know exactly who made it.
So, what does that mean for its value?
Well, it's now time for our final round
and at the end of this, we will have our winners.
In this round, I'll show you a category with 12 possible answers.
Nine of them are correct, three are not.
Each of you will then take turns to choose an answer
you think is correct.
And as it's the final round, both quizzers and pickers will play.
Pick a wrong answer and your opponents will be able to
steal a lot from your collection.
If all nine correct answers are given,
then the team who gives the final correct answer will be the winners.
We'll play three questions in total
and the pair with the most valuable collection
can choose to go first or second.
So, Kate, who is that at the moment?
I can reveal that at the moment, the team who currently has
the most valuable collection is...
..Jan and Mandy.
Jan and Mandy, the first question is...
Can you spot the correct codes used by
the International Air Transport Association to identify airports?
Would you like to go first or second on this one?
-We'll go first.
OK. Here are the answers.
Jan, give me an answer.
LAX, if it goes green, it's correct.
Yes, it's LA International.
Bob, give me an answer.
Correct. It is Hong Kong.
Correct. London Gatwick, of course.
Correct. That's Atlanta International.
Yes. That's the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Kingsford Smith International.
Correct. Madrid Barajas in Spain.
Yes, Amsterdam Schiphol.
HE SIGHS WITH RELIEF Oooh!
One correct answer left on the board.
Jan, can you find it?
No such airport code.
Oh. Where are the other wrong answers?
APE, no such airport, and neither is there a BPO airport.
But DXB was the last correct answer and it was Dubai.
Well, Bob and Jordan, you can steal a lot from your opponents,
-what would you like?
-We'll take the kovsh.
The kovsh is yours.
Right, Bob and Jordan, this is your question.
And it is, yoga poses.
They'll all fit!
Would you like to go first or second?
We'll go second!
Bob's thrilled with this, Jan and Mandy.
Right, here are the answers.
Jan, give me an answer.
-Bridge, is that correct?
Correct. It's holding a backward bend.
Correct. That involves stretching out your whole body.
The reverse table?
Yes. Making the shape of a table whilst looking upwards.
Yes, it's a forearm stand.
Correct. Well done. Jan.
Correct. A stretch while lying on your front.
-plow. Easy plow?
Yes. That's an easy version of the difficult plow pose,
-as you know, Bob.
-Yeah, of course I do, yeah!
Correct. A half-height cobra stretch.
-Reclining pigeon, please.
Yes. It's a pose lying on your back with one leg crossed over the other.
There is one last correct answer on the grid.
Poor Jan, it's you again.
-Where are you going?
Yes! It helps to relieve tension in the back and the neck.
Well done. Obviously the incorrect answers are the finger wave,
which is a hairstyle from the 1920s.
Window cleaner. I think we all have one.
And a tight end which is an American football position.
Jan and Mandy, that means you can steal a lot from your opponents,
what would you like?
Shall we have the kovsh?
We'll have the kovsh back, please.
The kovsh back.
Can we change anything for the last question?
Jan and Mandy, this is your question and it is...
..Characters in The Archers.
You are joking, ain't you?
Would you like to go first or second, Jan and Mandy?
Might as well go first and get it over with.
Here are the answers.
Jan, give me an answer.
Correct. Played by Daisy Badger.
Yes. Played by Annette Badland.
Yes, played by Alison Dowling.
Yes, played by Alexandra Lilley.
Yes. She's the vicar's daughter, Alan Franks.
Yes. Played by the wonderful Tamsin Greig.
He's the inventor of liquid soap.
Let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
Daryl Dixon is a fictional archer on The Walking Dead
and Joseph Henry is an early pioneer of radio technology.
Well, Bob and Jordan, that means you can steal a lot from your opponents.
Think carefully, what would you like?
-I'm thinking of the table.
-Let's go for the kovsh?
-The kovsh. Kovsh, please.
-The kovsh is yours.
-Here it is. JAN:
That's it. Your collections are complete
and will determine which team is victorious.
Kate, who are today's winners?
I can reveal that the team with the most valuable collection
and the winners of today's show are...
..Bob and Jordan.
-Congratulations, Bob and Jordan
but huge commiserations to you, Jan and Mandy.
But before you leave, I'm sure you want to know
the value of the things in your collection. So, Kate, tell us.
Well, let's have a look at the vase first.
What an eyeful this is.
A lot of gilt decoration
and then those two lovely vignettes
of Italianate classical architecture.
But the secret to this is in the detail.
Actually, this detail is printed first.
It's transfer-printed and then over-painted
which means that actually this is a method for mass production
and therefore the value of the piece isn't that high.
Then we have the table.
It's got the lovely scroll decoration, very Chinese in style.
It's got those gilt metal mounts that are very eastern looking
and the chamfers on the supports, a very Chinese detail.
The Chinese market, of course, is very buoyant for some pieces
but this is a fairly standard piece of furniture.
But the value actually is around £300.
So, that gives you a total value for your collection of £450.
Jan and Mandy, thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth.
Bob and Jordan, congratulations, you are today's winners.
And now, all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
We now know that you must have the top lot in your collection.
All you have to do is pick one of the lots
that are sitting in front of you
and we will give you its value in cash.
So, which one do you want to choose?
-Which one are you thinking of?
-They had the top one with the two,
-So, the only way they had two bigger things,
they only had 600, 900, it must be the kovsh.
It's got to be. We'll keep the kovsh.
The kovsh? Absolutely certain?
Well, goodbye watch, goodbye painting. Hey!
Before we tell you what the kovsh is worth,
Kate is going to tell you what you haven't won.
Well, we have the painting.
You looked at the front, you looked at the back,
you saw that gallery label,
you didn't particularly like it, did you?
But we know it's William Callow,
he's a sought-after watercolour artist.
So, what's it worth?
Next, of course, we have the watch.
And you were right, it is gold.
Pocket watches are still highly collectable.
This is a lovely continental example.
It doesn't matter that we haven't got a maker's name,
it still has a hefty price tag...
Well... Bob and Jordan...
You have won the value of the kovsh
which we know is the top lot and we know it's worth £2,500.
You've played this game so well,
but can we tempt you to swap it for the mystery lot
which could be worth even more?
So, Bob and Jordan,
as things stand, you have won the value in cash of this kovsh.
We know it's the top lot.
We know it's worth £2,500.
But can Kate tempt you with today's mystery lot?
Let's very carefully reveal it.
This is a bottle of perfume
which was created in the early 19th century.
Now, it's very rare indeed to find a bottle of perfume from the 1800s
in which the liquid still survives, as you can see.
Even if it has developed a viscous sap-like consistency
over the two centuries that it's been residing
in its little modest home in there.
It is a completely unique and personalised scent
designed by none other
than Lord Byron himself.
And in case you don't believe me,
there is his seal in wax confirming its authenticity.
So, what you have to decide is how much value is added
by its incredible provenance?
I can see you looking at the kovsh, looking at the perfume,
now you're both in a quandary, aren't you?
I think it's lower. I don't think there's a lot in it
but I think that's lower. I'd say that was about 2,000.
You think this is about 2,000?
I say that's more. I don't know why.
-What attracts you to it, Jordan, is it the history?
The history, yeah. And who actually owned it.
I still think, no.
Definitely. That's worth more.
OK. What's your decision, final decision?
Are you going to stick with Grandad?
Yeah, let's go with this.
OK. Bob and Jordan, you're sticking with the kovsh.
That means you've won its worth in cash, £2,500.
-Let's have a look!
But, Kate, tell us what they've thrown away.
Well, I don't envy you because this is a very tricky one.
It's a unique item.
There isn't another one like it.
Byron personalised his perfume.
It's got a unique smell that was just his.
And there it is, still surviving today
in relatively very good condition in its vessel.
And it's actually got quite an appealing scent as well.
So, for perfume collectors, how much appeal does it actually have?
The value would be...
-That doesn't seem much for a piece of fabulous history.
Well, well done, Bob.
You were right on the money there.
Now, during the game,
we didn't have a single explanation about this kovsh.
-Is it Russian?
-It is, actually,
a traditional drinking vessel that originates from Russia.
It's made of 88 zolotnik standard silver.
Now, you noticed that 88, Jordan,
you're the only one that spotted it, in fact.
But did you know what it meant?
It's a standard of silver that Carl Faberge,
who you may of heard of, worked in.
But this piece was actually created by the Khlebnikov factory.
Big rivals of Faberge and contemporaries of his at the time.
It was my favourite piece today.
You've played a blinding game and, of course,
it is the top lot
and the value is £2,500.
Thank you, Kate, for lending us all your expertise
and, thank you for watching. We'll see you next time
when more teams will be trying to spot the lot to win the lot
on For What It's Worth. Goodbye for now.
Really, really thrilled!
Kate Bliss assists Fern Britton, giving her expert insight into the wonderful world of antiques and collectibles as the three pairs of contestants answer general knowledge questions, hoping for the chance to add antiques to their collections and win the game.