Jan 08, 2007
Season 11 Episode 2
In the second hour of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW from Honolulu, Hawaii, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David Bonsey explore one of Hawaii's most enduring legacies, its music. Mark and David visit the Kamaka ukulele factory where these lovingly handcrafted instruments have been made since 1916. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, ROADSHOW appraisers hit all the right notes with a show-stopping ensemble of rare objects, including an archive of correspondence signed by Queen Victoria, her son Albert, King Kamehameha, and Princess Kailani, an 18-karat gold Victorian cuff bracelet, acquired by the owner's mother she traveled the world on an expedition for world peace, and a very rare painting of Hilo Harbor, by lawyer, legislator, and amateur painter Joseph Nawahi, the first Hawaiian-born artist to paint in a Western style. Purchased for $400 from an antiques gallery in the 1970s, and later restored for $600-$900, this treasure is deemed, Hawaiian gold in the art market, by the appraiser, with an auction estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.