Fancy Table Setting Sells For $3 Million At Auction
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. If royalty is coming to dinner, break out the fancy dinnerware - or buy more. Back in 1922, the maharaja of Patiala commissioned a new dining set ahead of a visit to India by the prince of Wales. Now that silver-gilt set - 1,400 pieces - has sold at auction for $3 million. The maharaja's expensive taste was not confined to the dining room, he also traveled in a motorcade of up to 20 Rolls Royces. It's MORNING EDITION.
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