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Listed In Category: Collectibles > Other Collectibles
Secondary Category: Art & Antiques > Antiques
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Classified Id VGWGJUAU
Asking Price $ 275.00 USD per item
Quantity 1 item 
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Renewed Date22-Sep-2013 11:29:44 AM EST
Expiration Date 21-Nov-2013 11:29:44 AM EST
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1sobakadaddy member since 14-apr-2012
View Plainfield Classifieds Plainfield, Indiana, USA
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"cash only"---------In Russian the Samovar means "self boiler".

WE ARE SELLING THIS "NEW And unused" samovar that we brought back from st. petersburg, russia in 1992.

it has been a 'very valued addition' of our Russian collection since that time; but now must sell due to pending health problems and future moving.

it is a very very beautiful piece to add to any collector's collection, especially a very "talked about piece" for that wonderful and memorable Christmas party and/or dinner.

please look at the attached photos and we are selling it as "cash only"
some of the 'history' of the russian samovars is:

The original Samovar was a two vessel metal "appliance" used to heat water and make a tea concentrate. Its actual origin is in dispute. Some believe the Samovar was introduced to the Russian people by Genghis Khan's Golden Hord traders who traveled the famed ancient Silk Road in the 1100-1200s. However, perhaps the first documented Russian Samovar is dated in the 1700s and is believed to come from Tula, Russia. The Samovar also appeared in Persia (today's Iran) in the 1700s but also bore the name "Samovar" leading many to believe the place of origin was Russia and was exported to Persia.

The Samovar was as important to the Russian household in the 1700s as the coffee maker and other small kitchen appliances are to today' household. People would gather together in communal fashion, enjoy a cup tea, share news, stories, and fellowship. The Russian Samovar became a symbol of Russian hospitality and thus part of the culture of the Russian people. At first they were found only in homes of the upper class but eventually became a staple in every Russian home. Simple plain ones were used for everyday use but more artful ones were used for special occasions. Metal craftsmen and artisans, especially from the Tula area, would make elaborate and ornate tea samovars from silver, brass, cooper and bronze and adorned them with handles and spigots made from enamel, porcelain, carved ivory and other precious gems. Some of these beautiful antiques can be found in high end antique stores in New York and other big cities and can sell for several thousands of dollars. These antique Samovars have also become show pieces in art exhibits and museums and have thus found a place in Russian applied art.
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