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. The tap and handles are made from brass, and the lid has a brass finial. The brass tap has a black wooden disc inserted to insulate the handle when in use.
In very good condition, it has a couple of very tiny dinges, there are no splits to the copper or repairs, and the tap opens and closes freely.
Dimensions: 22cm x 39cm high