Would you pay $20,000 for this Japanese Tetsubin?

While browsing on eBay for tetsubins, I came across this gorgeous tetsubin:

Beautiful, no? Suffice it to say, at $20,000 USD it’s a little out of my price range!

From the seller’s description:

Approximately late 19th century, museum quality metal work, Japanese tetsubin teapot with exquisite and impressive gold and silver inlay work depicting beautiful floral motif and bird. It is excellent in condition. No repair, no cracks or chips, no leaking. This is the best of the best quality tetsubin teapot I have ever seen. Its quality is the highest and its condition is so excellent, and so I am very much confident to this museum quality masterpiece.

Check it out on eBay, or see more photos here.


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