‘Antiques Roadshow: At Christmas’ is set to air on Christmas Eve, and this year’s festive edition of the much loved programme will feature a very special Bristol artefact.
In the show, Fiona Bruce and the roadshow team look back on some of the most memorable, intriguing and moving stories to have appeared in recent years to find out: ‘what happened next?’
The episode will include a segment filmed in Bristol Museum’s ceramics gallery about the ‘Topeing Jack’ Plaque, which first featured on the Antiques Roadshow in March 2022. Expert Marc Allum identified the item as being of ‘national importance’ and an extremely valuable piece of English Delft dating back to the second half of the 18th Century. (The original episode is available to view here.)
In ‘Antiques Roadshow: At Christmas’, Amber Turner (Curator, Applied Arts, Bristol Culture) will discuss the significance of the terracotta plaque, which features the musical notation and lyrics of a Henry Purcell ‘catch’.
Found in a pub in Stokes Croft, Bristol, the ‘Topeing Plaque’ is currently on loan to the Museum.
Watch Antiques Roadshow: At Christmas at 7pm on Christmas Eve on BBC One.