A Lighter is generally used to light a cigarette & adds to a Man’s style quotient. The first lighters were converted flintlock pistols that used gunpowder. One of the first lighters was invented by the German chemist named Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1823 and was often called Döbereiner's lamp. This lighter worked by passing flammable hydrogen gas, produced within the lighter by a chemical reaction, over a platinum metal catalyst which in turn caused it to ignite and give off a great amount of heat and light.
The device was very large and highly dangerous and fell out of production by the end of the 19th century. After that, a Lighter has travelled a long way, it has become small pocket size, it has become flameless, catalytic what not. And yes it has become expensive luxury item too.
Let’s now take a look at some of the most expensive lighters around the world.
With an archaic-style design, this lovely piece of jewellery is beyond perfection & is a collector’s item. It was sold by Sotheby’s in 2011 for a jaw-dropping $254,500. The bright green and celadon coloured piece is decorated with jadeite Kui dragon belt hooks, which frame the silver tray with engraved decorations and two glass compartments. A lighter holder in the centre holds the exquisite silver lighter with jadeite plaques carved with persimmon scrolls. This particular silver and jadeite ashtray and lighter feature the work master’s mark of Edward I. Farmer, New York, and was most likely handmade around 1920.