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Modern Era, Europe, Asia

Samovar literally means ‘self boiler’ in Russian. This copper utensil was heated with coal and used for preparing tea. It also offered an affordable way to heat water for everyday use.


  • Type: Kettle
  • Place of origin: Russia
  • Materials and techniques: Copper
  • Date: 1900
  • Dimensions: With teapot : 55 x 31 x 25 cm; Tray : 1.5 x 44.5 x 31 cm
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