Copper & Brass Tea Urn or Samovar

George III, 18th Century English

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Simply a Rare Antique Samovar

A large and very impressive antique 18th century English George III tea urn; copper and brass, interior tinned, of a classical ovoid shape with a waisted lid and a brass pineapple finial, handles finishing in an acanthus leaf, on a square reticulated base with lion paw feet.

Unlike the Russian traditional samovar, which is heated inside with a live wood fire, the interior here is fitted with a compartment in which a pre-heated iron bar is inserted to warm the water; this patent was introduced in 1774.

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Product Details

Made of: Brass, copper, tinned, iron
Size cm: 56.6 cm high
Size inches: 22 1/4 inch high
Marks: Warranted Best London Manufacture inside the lid
Period: Circa 1780, Georgian
Origin: English
Condition: Antique - some minor dents, otherwise in general good condition
Care notes: Brass and copper hand polishing

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