Sharing tea with family and guests is a huge part of Russian culture, making samovars an irreplaceable part of the Russian home. My Russian grandma used to have the samovar on when she had us all over.
Rare Antique Imperial Russian Samovars. Beautiful Conical Shaped Samovar with double panels and flutes on a self-footed circular base. (Pictured with tea set "W"). Gadrooned upper rim. Folkloric vertical handles and spigot key. Awards issued in 1888. Five Medallion stamps for Design and Exhibition. Stamped with Russian Imperial Double Eagle. Maker: Steam Samovar Factory of Heirs to Vasiliy Stepanovich Batashev - City of Tula.