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'Cheap' broken teapot sells for £575,000

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Still Waters

A broken teapot bought for £15 has sold for £575,000 after it was discovered to be one of America's first pieces of porcelain.

A bargain hunter thought the blue and white item, which was missing its lid and had a broken handle glued back on, was common pearlware.

But the hobbyist dealer's pot turned out to be the work of John Bartlam, a British potter who took his trade across the Atlantic 250 years ago.

Bartlam's enterprise was cut short by the American Revolution and hardly any examples of his work exist today.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/22/cash-pours-bargain-hunter-15-broken-teapot-fetches-575000/

£575,000 = 798744.00 US Dollar

£15 = 208.37 US Dollar

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Hammerclaw

Curious tropical imagery, and what appears, at first glance, to be stylized representations of the extinct Dodo.  

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