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Antiques Roadshow: Big And Little

Airs Monday, December 19, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: An over-sized, Northwest Coast Indian-style dance mask, carted to "ROADSHOW" by its hopeful owner. Appraiser John Buxton admires the decorative piece, but regretfully points out the mask would be too big and heavy to use in a dance — and actually is a reproduction with a value of $1,500 to $2,000.

The owner of this old mine-cut diamond ring inherited the piece from her grandmother. Appraiser Joyce Jonas reveals that the cut of this five-carat ring has become increasingly rare over time and assigns this tiny treasure a whopping value of $40,000 to $50,000.
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Above: The owner of this old mine-cut diamond ring inherited the piece from her grandmother. Appraiser Joyce Jonas reveals that the cut of this five-carat ring has become increasingly rare over time and assigns this tiny treasure a whopping value of $40,000 to $50,000.

“Big & Little” proves good things come in small — and gigantic — packages. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks high and low through its archive of appraisals for unusually teeny treasures and outsize objects, from an heirloom five-carat diamond ring valued at $40,000 to $50,000 to a wall-sized painting by noted American artist John Fery, estimated to be worth $20,000 to $30,000.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the "Roadshow" Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

"Antiques Roadshow" is on Facebook, and you can follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter.

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Big & Little: Arts & Crafts Dollhouse and Furniture

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Watch Coming Up Monday, December, 19th, at9/8C PM: Special: Big & Little on PBS. See more from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

Above: In a preview from ROADSHOW's special "Big & Little," Leslie Keno looks at a lovely hand-made dollhouse and proves that great antique finds are for all ages.