Scotsman.com News – Scotland
Its owner must have been delighted at selling an antique globe cup for 4000 pounds at a Midlothian auction house.
But any decision to treat themselves to a new car or a family holiday with the windfall may leave behind a sour taste.
Only a year after the silver-gilt artefact came under the hammer in Eskbank, it has been resold for a whopping 456,000 pounds.
…Members of Christie’s specialist silver department identified its creator as Pybe Wouters, a renowned Dutch surveyor and instrument maker.
..Christie’s has confirmed this object as an exceptionally rare early 17th century globe cup.”