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Antiques Roadshow: Houston, Texas - Hour Two

Airs Monday, January 30, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV


Credit: Courtesy of ©Jeffrey Dunn for WGBH

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Houston, Texas, a sweet story about turtles has nothing to do with chocolates. The owner of this bronze sculpture - commissioned by her father in 1959 for $1,150 - discovers the piece is a valuable reproduction of the early 20th-century original by sculptress Edith Parsons. Entitled "Turtle Baby," the statue's celebration of the reptile has inspired the owner to populate her patio with live turtles. Appraiser Eric Silver of Lillian Nassua Ltd. estimates a value of $35,000 to $40,000, which could buy a lot of pet food!

"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Beth Szescila for a tour of Bayou Bend in Houston, Texas, the extraordinary museum and gardens that once were home to famed philanthropist and antiques collector Ima Hogg.

Following in Miss Ima's footsteps, modern-day collectors arrive at the Reliant Center with impressive finds, including an early 19th-century box desk made by a renowned supplier to the British royal family; a valuable collection of lithographed orange crate labels; and a 1959 replica of artist Edith Parson's early 19th-century "Turtle Baby" bronze sculpture, valued at $35,000 to $40,000.

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Antiques Roadshow: Judith Leiber Handbags

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Watch Coming Up Monday, January 30th, at 9/8C, on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

In a preview from "Antiques Roadshow" in Houston, Linda Donahue looks at a quirky collection of handbags by Judith Leiber — a designer with a keen eye for details and also a great sense of humor.


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