Antique Hot Air Balloon Samovar c. 1790 A samovar; literally "self-boiler", is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water. Since the heated water is typically used to make tea, many samovars have a ring-shaped attachment around the chimney to hold and and heat a teapot filled with tea concentrate
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Rare Antique Imperial Russian Samovars. Rare and beautiful early Krater shaped Samovar. c. mid 1800s. The Samovar was first introduced to Russia from Mongolia in the mid 1700s. With the introduction of tea, Samovars became popular as a source of accessible hot water and for warmth from the bitter Russian winters. Most importantly, Samovars were the center of cultural life.