The Briton was sold for $800 thousand old kettle that I bought for $20

The Briton was sold for $800 thousand old kettle that I bought for $20

MOSCOW, 22 Feb — RIA Novosti. A private collector from Britain has sold at auction for a teapot for 800 thousand dollars, which he had previously purchased for $ 20, reports the Independent newspaper.

As writes the edition, the British bought a teapot with a broken handle and without lid at auction in 2016. It was assumed that the teapot was created between 1766 and 1800 years, in the County of middlesex.

However, the buyer is engaged in the study of ceramics for about 30 years, had doubts about the origin of the product. He showed the purchase of an expert auctioneer of the firm of Woolley and Wallis. The examiner concluded that the pot is made the Potter John Bartlam (John Bartlam), moved to southern California from England in 1763.

We are absolutely delighted that the John Bartlam teapot took an outstanding hammer price of £460,000 today! It will be…

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Products Bartlema are rare on the market — previously it was known only six items made by this Potter. The purchase of the British were among the first teapot.

The kettle was put up for auction. It is anticipated that it will be able to get 70 thousand dollars. In the end he was sold for 800 thousand dollars. The product will ship in the US and put on public display.