Antiques Roadshow guest stunned as ‘unique’ find receives valuation | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

The latest episode of Antiques Roadshow was set in Wells, Somerset, one of the smallest cities in England. As usual, a mix of historical items were dissected and valued by the show’s experts. However, in the latest episode it was a modern piece of street art on a rusting cast iron which caught the eye of one of the team’s experts in Bishop’s Palace.

A guest brought in the piece by a street artist named Bambi to be valued by the BBC show’s range of experts.

The honor to give their opinion on the piece was given to Rupert, who cast his eye over the interestingly adapted scrap metal slab.

It featured an image of two people kissing, sprayed with a stencil in black and white paint with a red kiss in the corner.

It perfectly depicted the iconic Rodins’ The Kiss and impressed the art expert.

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The original classic sculpture was carved around the year 1888, but the amazing adaptation brought to Bishop’s Palace was made around 200 years later.

The guest explained how she had got into possession of the unique stencilled street art and more importantly, how much she paid for it.

She said: “It was leaning up against a white van in a fair last year that we went to and it just jumped up at me and I loved it.

“So I asked the chap if it was for sale and it was. He asked for £800 at the time so then I went back and said would you take £350 and he said yes.”

Once Rupert examined the piece and pondered the identity of the enigma Bambi, he delivered the incredible value of The Kiss adaptation.

With a wry grin, Rupert declared: “It’s certainly unique, I think it’s probably worth £2-3,000.”

The lady and small boy in attendance replied: “Wow, wow” before confirming their adoration for the piece: “Well we’re not selling it, I love it.”

He asked whether the BBC show’s guest had met or been in contact with Bambi, the artist.

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