Russian Samovar. The first historically recorded samovar-makers in Russia were the Lisitsyn brothers, Ivan and Nazar. From their childhood they were engaged in metalworking at the brass factory of their father, Fyodor Ivanovich Lisitsyn. In 1778 they made a samovar, and the same year Nazar Lisitsyn registered the first samovar-making factory in Russia. They may not have been the inventors of the samovar, but they were the first documented samovar-makers. (wiki) #teahistory
Russian Tea Glass Holders called podstakannik (Russian: подстака́нник, literally "thing under the glass"), or tea glass holder, is a holder with a handle, most commonly made of metal that holds a drinking glass (granenniy). Their primary purpose is to be able to hold a very hot glass of tea, which is usually consumed right after it is brewed.