Fiona Bruce welcomes visitors to Broughton Castle, where unusual finds include a book of early police mugshots, a Victorian baby bouncer and a musical penknife.
Fiona Bruce welcomes visitors to Broughton Castle near Banbury in Oxfordshire, where unusual finds include a book of early police mugshots, a Victorian baby bouncer and a musical penknife.
A beautiful art nouveau vase that survived the Second World War in Ukraine catches the eye of ceramics specialist Will Farmer, but could it be the work of master craftsman Emile Galle? The team are charmed by a Georgian dolls house complete with period features and a Victorian baby bouncer said to have been used by the royal household. Pictures specialist Philip Mould hears about a tax inspector with a passion for art who was paid in paintings by several renowned, and now highly valuable, modern artists.
A book of early police mugshots provides a remarkable insight into crime at the turn of the 20th century, and a letter from Lord Nelson about a sheep taken on board HMS Victory turns out to have an amusing twist.
Jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn challenges Fiona to spot the odd one out among a collection of magical talismans, and a novelty musical penknife of exquisite craftsmanship provides the biggest gasp of the day.