Brass Samovar With Russian Seal
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920: item # 758950
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Silk Road Gallery
PO Box 2175
Branford, Connecticut 06405, USA
|This nicely proportioned early 20th century brass samovar from the Republic of Georgia has a Russian maker's seal on the top front. It is one of a number of interesting acquisitions made by Silk Road Gallery owners as they explored a little known branch of the ancient Silk Route that once passed through Tbilisi, Georgia's capital. As a country that geographically and historically bridges East and West, and that was closed off to the world during its 70 years as part of the USSR, Georgia is a rich repository for a range of art, ideas and artifacts. This well-cared-for samovar, complete with brass tray and bowl, was an elegant way to serve tea. Hot coals in an interior chamber heated water and, after the tea was brewed, the teapot was placed atop the samovar. The bottom of the vessel has a hinged lid for the removal of ashes. This piece is in very good condition. Dimensions of samovar: height 22" (56 cm), width 15" (38 cm), depth 13" (33 cm). The depth of the tray is 22" (56 cm)|