Tea is the most popular beverage in the world after water. Thus, probably in order to honor this fact, there are a few tea connoisseurs who take special care to serve this drink in the most beautifully designed and luxurious tea pots. Here is a list of the five most expensive tea pots in the world that make great collectibles:
Chipped Wedgwood Teapot
This is an historic teapot designed in the year 1765 as per popular belief. It was a part of the 2009 Hanson auction. This may be the least expensive product in this list but the teapot was sold for an astounding $ 130,000, which was 40 times more than its pre-sale estimated price.
Famille Rose Coral Ground Teapots
This pair of teapots was believed to be created between 1736 and 1795. The famous and talented Qing painters have given the shades of landscapes to this set. This is probably the reason for these being bought by a Hong Kong’s private collector for a whopping $ 1.26 million at a Christie’s auction.
Yixing Stoneware Teapot
This teapot was crafted by Gu Jingzhou in 1943. The master potter used zisha clay to handcraft this teapot in Jiangsu province of China. The same was sold at Bonham’s Hong Kong auction in the year 2013 for a staggering amount of $ 1.32 million.
Yixing Zisha Teapot
This beautiful teapot is nothing less than a piece of art. It is also crafted by Gu Jingzhou in the year 1948. The bamboo carvings by Jiang Handing make the teapot more special. This magnificent teapot fetched an astounding $ 2 million in 2010 at the China Guardian auction held in Beijing.
Famille Rose Melon Teapot
This is certainly the costliest teapot ever sold. It was made in the 18th century and got sold for $ 2.8 million in the year 2011 at the Bonham’s auction held at Glasgow. The beauty lies in the simplicity of this pot which makes it elegant and regal. The priciest teapot was bought by an anonymous collector from China.
China is the largest producer of tea. Hence, it seems to offer poetic justice when it is seen that a Chinese person is the proud owner of the most expensive teapot in the world.