Antiques Roadshow fans rip into 'creepy' doll collection – but the owner has the last laugh | The Sun
ANTIQUES Roadshow fans were amazed at the whopping value of Lady Eleanor, a vintage porcelain doll, by one of the BBC show's experts.
Viewers of the much-loved BBC show were taken aback by a "creepy" and "spooky" vintage doll during a recent episode.
During filming at Belmont House near Faversham, a wide range of antiques and collectibles were presented to experts, including a French porcelain doll named Lady Eleanor.
The doll showcased petticoats and a bonnet and left viewers feeling unsettled.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer tweeted: "Creepy doll klaxon!"
Another wrote: "Spooky doll time."
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A third penned: "Dolls are scary."
The expert, Bunny Campione, explained the history of the collectable and well-loved family item.
She said: "I think this is the best dressed doll I've come across for a very long time. Did you play with her?"
The owner revealed she had belonged to her mother and her great-grandmother.
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The expert then then highlighted the delicate detail of the doll including a mohair wig, leather shoes and Parisian style petticoats and dress.
She added: "What's so lovely about her is that she has a French body. French body means that it's a wonderful kid leather. She was a very expensive doll in her time. She was probably made in Paris.
"I think she's one of the earliest 1860s and her shoes – Look at her shoes! It's amazing. She's even got heels! She is wonderful. She's got what we call mohair wig, which is actually a mountain goat."
When it came to the all important valuation, the owner and viewers were left stunned.
The expert revealed: "I'm going to stick my neck out because I think I can see her making as much as £2000."
The owner was overjoyed with the price as she replied: "Wow."
Antiques Roadshow returns to BBC One on Sundays at 8pm.
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