I'm closing the month of July with a picture of the world's most valuable teapot that came through my Facebook feed yesterday.
Mr. Sethia is the founder of premium brand Newby Teas in London, and the owner of the largest collection of rare and valuable tea-related artefacts in the world. Among his collection is a silver gilt monkey teapot that once belonged to Admiral Nelson, made in Germany circa 1600, and Theodore Roosevelt's tea caddy.
In addition to the Egoist, Mr. Sethia designed the Cobra teapot and eight others. He has 1,700 teapots in his collection.