Most of the kitchen equipment I have is simply useful, while some were inherited. But my favorites are the ones that have their own inherent beauty aside from their usefulness.
My absolute faves are the copper bowls, and they are prominently displayed. Some are actually used, as they are the best thing ever when beating egg whites or cream, but I love them all just for the looks.
What's your most beautiful piece of kitchen equipment?
(And don't mention spouses -- if only because they would not appreciate being referred to as equipment