Harrods has always been at the forefront of supplying the world with luxurious items, but this crystal bathtub crafted by indulgent Italian company Baldi might just take the title of most extravagant. The unique Crystal Bathtub will be on display in the main window at Harrods, London for the entire month of July.
The admirable tub was previously showcased in Milan at I Saloni in April 2010. The tub is carved from a single enormous block of the purest white rock crystal quarried in the Amazon region of Brazil, and measures 2 meters in length and 55cm in height. The block was discovered in 2006, when Paolo Baldi heard of the existence of this ten-ton block of flawless crystal and had it extracted and transported to Italy intact.
This luxurious bathtub is the second to be made from the immense block. The original was shown at Salone del Mobile in 2008 and immediately caught fancy of a Russian magnate, who splurged $858,763 (700,000 Euros) for the tub. This one displayed in Harrods is the second but it is no replica of the first. The only similarity between the two is that both were sculpted with diamond cuts and left partially rough to expose the natural beauty of the crystal.
If you are thinking of snapping up this incredible tub, your pockets may have to be as deep as the quarries it is excavated from as it comes in at $795,000.