Samovars, broth-pots and cookware

The collection includes more than 130 items among which are the examples of mass production and unique pieces.

The bulk of the collection consists of samovars made in the second half of the nineteenth century in Tula at the factories of Batashev, Vorontsov, Reinhold and Emil Tejle, Shemarin brothers. There are also samovars with hallmarks of the Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Warsaw masters.

The tradition of Russian tea drinking with samovar has evolved over more than two centuries. Since the second half of the 18th century to the present days, the samovar was a symbol of the Russian way of life. In some homes it still holds pride of place among the dining utensils.

Samovars are not only varied in their forms, but also in the material they are made of — red copper, tombac, cupronickel, brass with electroplated silver coating or nickel plating.

The Museum collection is constantly replenished with rare examples of samovars for more complete characterization of the species of decorative and applied arts of the past.

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