Last Updated on 7/3/2005 by bidz

Hammer blow for old owner as cup fetches 456,000 Pounds 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.”

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