Thursday, February 12, 2015

The World's Most Expensive Coffee Pot

Set to go under the hammer and expected to bring $6,848,730 USD.

This George II silver coffee pot was created in 1738 and stands a little over 10 inches tall. It is said to be the greatest example of Rococo silver work EVER and will be the most important coffee-pot ever to come to the market, when auctioned at Christie’s in London next month. Collectors from around the world are expected to spark a bidding frenzy for the Rococo masterpiece by Paul de Lamerie (1688–1751) - the greatest silversmith working in Britain in the 18th century.

The pot bears the arms of Lequesne impaling Knight, for Sir John Lequesne and his wife Mary, née Knight - above all others as an example of de Lamerie's design and execution.

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