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Antique 'Tula' Russian Samovar Large Brass Beauty - $295 (Asheville)

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Beautiful heavy substantial piece. 20.5" tall. 4 wood pieces on the handles. I don't know how it works. I have only been using it as home decor. Made in famous Tula factories.
The samovar is basically a tea-serving vessel for the table. Hot water is heated on a stove, placed in the samovar, and then keep hot by a burning lump of coal, or perhaps even a pitch-impregnated pine-cone placed in the chimney that runs through the center. A strong tea concentrate was then brewed in a tea-pot that was placed on the top of the samovar, and kept hot also by the heat from the chimney. Each tea-drinker at the table would then add the concentrated tea from the teapot, and add water from the tap on the front of the samovar. Typically created out of solid brass and hand-pounded over a form, each samovar was a work of art produced one at a time. Most antique Russian samovars will have the metalsmith marks or the name of the workshop stamped onto the vessel. Antique samovars that are becoming difficult to find due to restrictions for over 20 years on bringing them out of Russia.

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