Largest Silver Vessels

DSC04616

Once the king Maharaja Sawai Madho Sing II had to visit England for Edward VII’s coronation in the year of 1901. He was finicky about committing religious sin by consuming the English water, he specially made two huge sterling silver vessels to carry the water of Ganges to drink on his trip to England.

They were made from 14000 melted silver coins without soldering. They are officially recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest sterling silver vessels. Each vessel was made with capacity of 4000 litres and weighing 340 kilograms (750 lb).DSC04615.JPG

Advertisements

5 comments on “Largest Silver Vessels

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s