Over 22,000 Swarovski crystals cover the surface of this incredible Saracen bath by Catchpole & Rye. What glamorous gal wouldn’t want to glitter, even in her bathtub? Socialite Tamara Ecclestone revealed she spent £1m on a blinged-out crystal bathtub in 2012, so, continuing on this trend (on perhaps a more realistic design budget), Harrods will sell Catchpole & Rye’s equally glamorous tub for £150,000 (over $195,000 US).
The Swarovski crystals on the claw-footed bath can be customized in gold, blue, or green, and the tub is created from cast metal featuring an enamel interior. Crafted by hand, it took over 200 hours of manpower to create this dazzling statement piece.
Managing Director Tony O’Donnell speaks of the idea to Daily Mail: “It was to do something exotic. We did a job for a princess in the middle east and she was very much into her bling, and that's where the idea stems from. There is a huge amount of work that goes into it, hundreds of hours, it's all English craftsmanship.”
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