Anyone for tea? ….‘The Egoist’ ..
Designed and commissioned by Nirmal Sethia, the founder of the N Sethia Foundation and Newby Teas of London. This beauty is already in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive teapot in the world with a $3 million price tag.
Milanese jeweller Scavia made 18 karat gold teapot, covered in full with finest precious stones ..it features 1,658 brilliant cut D-E colour grade diamonds and 386 rubies. The jewel in the crown is a 20.70 karat natural ruby bead that tops the lid. It took Scavia team more than 6 months to complete the project.
Mr. Sethia named the teapot, the Egoist because it is a teapot for ONE. He created it to raise awareness globally “of the historic and cultural importance of tea, a magical refreshment that has lasted over millennia and is a part of the fabric of civilizations from the Tang Dynasty to the modern era.”