An Early Victorian Copper Samovar
A typical example of a samovar (a tea urn), this would be filled with hot tea and used for dispensing directly into cups from a side buffet or breakfast table in a dining room. The inside of the spout has a mesh/filter to stop any tea leaves coming through. These would also be used as a movable object at events such as garden parties, fetes etc.
This is a lovely small samovar, probably used in a country house for small events such as tea parties, it is very nice quality and the body is finely engraved all the way around with flowers and swags. The tap and handles are made from brass, and the engraved lid has a brass finial. The brass tap has a black porcelain disc inserted to insulate the handle when in use.
In very good condition with no dinges or splits to the copper.
Dimensions: 35cm x 26cm x 25cm