Teapot Purchased For $20 Sells At Auction For More Than $806K
A teapot that was made in South Carolina prior to the Revolutionary War just sold at auction for more than 40,000 times what it was purchased at.
An antique enthusiast originally bought the porcelain teapot online for about $20. It just brought in $806,000. Talk about flipping for a profit.
Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms say that the teapot was a creation of John Bartlam in 1765. The patterns feature Sandhill cranes, a native bird of South Carolina.
The teapot will be homed at the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Read more at The Charlotte Observer.