The latest episode of Antiques Roadshow saw Fiona Bruce and a team of experts analyze Northern Ireland artefacts
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Antique roadshow viewers are amused by a rude-looking artifact that has been appraised in tonight’s episode.
Antiques featured in the episode include a sea coconut – also known as a coco de mer – that has a carved design on it, with a “very rare nut” that catches the eye.
The unusual object was brought by a woman, who said her husband had inherited it from a second cousin, with the artifact appraised by Ronnie Archer-Morgan in the show.
He revealed that it was a “very rare nut” dating from the mid-19th century, and he explained that it had been carved in Sri Lanka, where it had been turned into a box.
And despite the rich history of the piece – which was later valued at between £800 and £1,200 – viewers are still distracted by the crude-looking image of the rare artifact.
Some viewers felt that the object – referred to as “the biggest nut” by Archer-Morgan – resembled a thigh and a beggar, with some sharing this opinion on Twitter tonight.
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One viewer tweeted: “That’s a beautiful looking **e.” Another commented this evening: “Call it sea coconut all you want. It looks like something else.”
A third simply wrote: “Peachy.”
Others described the artifact as a “weird looking nut” and “a rather naughty nut”, while another viewer tweeted that the antique was “a nut with a string hanging from it”. “.
“A lovely hostess,” said one viewer while another wrote: “Didn’t expect an image like this tonight.”
Another said on social media: “Great thigh cleft on that county.”
One viewer asked: “Are people seeing thighs and a beggar?” Another said coco de mer “looks like bottom”, one said it looks like ” Kim Kardashian in a chastity belt. ”
During his appraisal, Archer-Morgan said it had a “beautiful sculptural shape”, and he revealed that the “rare nut” grows on only two of the Seychelles’ 115 islands.
He says that in previous centuries, rotting nuts would have washed up on the beaches of the Maldives, where it was believed they had grown on a mythical tree on the seafloor.
The antiques expert said the artifact was traded in the 19th century and this particular item was found en route to Sri Lanka, where it was made into a tea container.
He said it may have been “sold as a souvenir”, but revealed that the sea coconut is now a “protected species” and so it cannot be traded in such a way if it is found. nowadays.
Archer-Morgan values this historic nut at “between eight and twelve hundred pounds.” The woman carrying the artifact was pleased, saying, “Very well. Thank you.”
Antiques Roadshow continues on BBC One next Sunday (February 27) at 8pm. Update now via BBC iPlayer.
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