There’s usually a ‘well I never’ moment on Antiques Roadshow but tonight’s is one of the standouts in a series that stretches back to the late 1970s.

It comes in the shape of a pear blossom sculpture, made of gold, diamond and jade, which turns up when the team visit the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.

Could it be Fabergé? ‘My pulse was racing at the sight of it,’ says jewellery expert
Geoffrey Munn.