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Silver samovar, Russia, stamped, 1857.
Large, handsome samovar made of stamped silver (number of places, 18). The samovar is the traditional Russian implement for boiling water. Height 37cm, .diameter 19cm. Weight 2.845 g Generally very good condition. It was common to have a samovar with a compartment for heating inside, where one would place coals, and a faucet. For preparing tea and other hot drinks. From there it came to Israel.
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