Christies, the famous auction house, sold this lemonade set back in 2002, for over $600. One wonders what it might go for now, six years later with all the turbulence of the financial markets and the up and downs of the £ vs $. But I was encouraged by an expert on last Sunday's Antiques Roadshow (North Wales...the clock man) who said that in times of "recession" - yes, he actually said the "R" word on TV before the watershed - objects of good quality tend to hold their value, and those of lesser quality, don't. Well, i would say from looking at this set, that it should be a safe bet. What a beauty! It's a stunning example of luscious Aesthetic Movement gorgeousness; it's enough to make my throat go dry from having drooled so much.