Friday , April 19 2024

285 year old Indian lemon auctioned for ₹1.5 lakh

We use lemon every day in cooking or making smoothies. At most, we go to the market and buy it ourselves, or if we are in the village, we might have grown lemons at home. The price of one lemon can be 5 or 10 rupees. But if you ask the price of a lemon here, you will be really shocked and surprised.

Yes, one lemon sells for lakhs of rupees, can you believe it? The surprising thing is that 285 years ago, lemon was sold in an auction for lakhs of rupees.

What is the story of lakhs of lemons?

Recently a lemon was sold for $1,780 in England. A 285-year-old lemon was found behind an old drawer (cupboard) in England and was bought in an auction for Rs 1.5 lakh.

Whose lemon is this?

When Brettwell was renovating his house, his uncle's cupboard was left open, and when he took it out of the house, he found the lemon behind it. It was found to be exactly 285 years ago.

It was written on the lemon, 'November 4, 1739 Mr. P. Lou Franchini gave this lemon to Miss E. Baxter.

After this the auction house decided to sell this lemon also. Knowing the specialty of this lemon, people placed high bids for it, then the highest price of this lemon was set at $1,780. Even the officials who conducted the auction had no idea that this lemon could fetch such a high price. So he too was surprised to hear such a high price of this lemon. The initial price of this lemon bead was kept at just 40 dollars.

Who bought the lemon?

There was a competition to buy a lemon at the auction for $40. But finally a businessman bought it for Rs 1.5 lakh.

How did this lemon stay intact?

Any item gets spoiled within a day or two. Lemons, in particular, rot within a week. But even though this lemon was rotten, it was in its nature. Everyone wondered how this happened. It is estimated that perhaps it remained untouched due to the climate there.

suspected to be from india

It is also suspected that this lemon has come from India. The fruit is dark brown, but remarkably intact. The Sun reported that the fruit may have come to England from India as a gift.