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Antiques Roadshow expert issues a stark warning to guest about grandmother's tea set

AN Antiques Roadshow expert issued a stark warning to a guest about his grandmother's tea set.

In a recent episode of the BBC series, expert Steven Moore was presented with a cute set of cups and saucers featuring butterfly handles.

The guest revealed the set had been given to him by his grandmother before she went into a care home.

His grandma had received them from her best friend, 'Auntie Betty' and Steven revealed the set was by Aynsley, a desirable brand of bone china.

Steven said the yellow patterned set was "gorgeous" and added: "What could be nicer than a cup of coffee from that?”

He then said: "I suppose you would never sell it because it was Granny’s tea set from Auntie Betty. But each piece is worth £100."

That meant the set, which included cups, saucers and a milk jug had a value of around £400.

While Steven usually advises people to keep their mugs and use them, that wasn't the case on this occasion.

The expert warned: "Probably admire it and don’t have your coffee from it. It’s one of those occasions.”

The guest nodded in understanding, before thanking him for his valuation.

A recent episode of Antiques Roadshow saw a female guest left "terrified" by the value of a rare opal necklace, which had belonged to her grandmother.

Meanwhile, a resurfaced clip this week also saw a male guest left gutted after being told his prized art work was 'worthless'.

Antiques Roadshow airs on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.

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