You Could Own Prince's 50-Piece Wedding China Set

If you have at least $60K, that is
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2016 11:41 AM CDT
You Could Own Prince's 50-Piece Wedding China Set
An image of the china from Nate D. Sanders Auctions.   (Nate D. Sanders Auctions)

Nate D. Sanders Auctions is selling 95 pieces of Prince memorabilia, and thanks to the fact that some of it was owned by Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, you can buy some pretty personal stuff, Vulture reports. Some of the items for sale:

  • Prince's wedding china: There are 35 different lots available of the custom Lenox china produced for the Prince-Garcia marriage, much of it featuring "Prince's love symbol," but it's pricey: You could bid a minimum of $1,000 for a saucer, but if you want a truly impressive 50-piece set, you must bid at least $60,000.

  • Garcia's engagement ring from Prince, and more: Perhaps Prince will seem more relatable when you realize that he sent his future bride on an engagement scavenger hunt: This lot, for which the minimum bid is $100,000, features not just Garcia's ring but "5 handwritten heart notes, which Prince used to lead her on a romantic journey to the ring."
  • One of Prince's outfits: There are 38 available, and any one of them would make you the winner of any Prince-themed costume contest you may enter. There's a "velvet sequined stage jacket" or a set of gold mesh shirt, pants, and shoes, each of which are offered for a minimum bid of $15,000, for example. If you can't afford any of the outfits, consider one of five scarves on offer for $1,000 each.
  • A piece of Prince's jewelry: There are seven available, or eight if you count the rhinestone-covered handcuffs he used during a 1994 performance on Soul Train. Minimum bid for those: $10,000.
  • Garcia's wedding dress: Or, as the auction house more appropriately calls it, her wedding "ensemble." Minimum bid for the gown, a "wrap" that looks more like a robe, and a wedding portrait of Prince and Garcia: $25,000.
(More Prince stories.)

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