I wish I could purchase it!
It will be very interesting to see how much this super rare/awesome lamp sells for.
I would love to make a bid on this but way out of my price range, this will certainly be a £3000 and over when the refilling is taken into account.
I do wonder who would buy it hopefully someone on hear or if the seller has just priced it way out of anyone's range and will have to knock it down to the £800 price range that would be a real bidding war.
"only" 830km drive way from germany.
My heart want to buy it, but my head says no.
Looks to be in good shape....legs have been cut down though. This is the third or fourth I've seen with chopped up legs. Or perhaps it's just an illusion of the pic angle....if they're cut this one only has slight cutting.
It will probably bring the L3000 or more that Tim suggests.
It's now official though that there are more known Crestworth Rocket's (it's real name) in existence than known Lava Lite Imperials.
i thought the same critter about the legs but i think its a illusion, they keep appearing i can recall at least 9 of these about since 2002 heard years ago that only 10 were made but thats just hersay, im inclined to say there were more, so what is rarier, this or the mistrolite??? i know of 3 mistrolites so far
It would probably be safer/less expensive to drive the globe to Mathmos Headquarters yourself than risk shipping it there.
Or better yet, I think you could probably pay Mathmos to come to your house in England and fill it like they do with their custom Monster lamps.
I always thought this lamp was called a Princess as Crestworth made smaller lamps that they named Rockets
It appears that the "real" Princess has some similarities with the Giant custom Rocket.
Both have copper looking caps/bases and both are supported by a three legged structure.
NOTE: I found this image on this super informative website - www.hippielight.com
i Can only count 9-10 crestworth princess going back over the years since 2002 provided none of em have been re-sold apart from what i know have then i can count 10 of them, as for the refill yep it can be done at home and takes ages as its a slow process due to both wax and masterfluid is liquid, not sure if mathmos still do it ( the refill ) mine clouded within weeks so it went back to glitter refill. i noticed mathmos dont have the monster on there site now either, but the refill cost over £400.00 they will do a solid version but it take about 5 hours to get going hence why ive not refilled it again