Gift of Bernadette Meignin, in memory of Cyril de St. Cyril Romanov, 2001
Not on view
A strong brew of tea contained in a teapot and warmed on the top of the samovar can be mixed with the desired amount of water supplied from the spigot below. The water in the samovar is kept hot by an interior well filled with glowing coals.
Signature: Signed: Batashev / Tula (probably the heirs of V.S. Batashev)
Inscription: Inscribed (on the body, in cyrillic): (see cards) Inscribed (on the lid, in cyrillic): (see cards)