Lovely example of a copper Samovar of smaller than usual- being just over 12 inches (32 cm) high.
Un-named but marked as “Best London Manufacture” to the underside of the lid.
The nice thing about this Samovar is that it is complete with the iron slug, that is heated in the fire then placed inside the metal tube in the centre of the urn to keep the tea warm, the cap of the tube, which is usually missing, and the original tea bag for the loose leaves of tea.
Also included is a handwritten note from the former owner declaring that it was in regular use and last used in 1901.
Lovely piece of domestic history.