Monday, 21 January 2008

Jug offered for £200 at auction. Actual worth £5m

In a story right out of 'Only Fools and Horses', a Jug owner hoped to make £200 at auction by selling what he thought was as a 19th century French claret jug but turned out to be a rare Fatimid rock crystal ewer worth around £5m. This bit at the end really caught my eye;
[another] known ewer was kept in Pitti Palace collection in Florence. On display in the Museo degli Argenti, in 1998 it was accidentally dropped by a museum employee, and it shattered.
worst bad day ever!