KB-121 Samovar-sphere “Egoist”
The body of the samovar is in the shape of a sphere, the wall is smooth. The circle is ring-shaped. The lid is smooth, with a pommel. Crown slots in the form of intersecting circles. Handles are made up of paired, upward curved plates with a raised protrusion in the central part. Attached to the body using a convex smooth lining. Escutcheon plate is round, stylized as a flower outlet. Faucet spout is faceted, with a ring-shaped protrusion at the nose. Valve hande is curved, s-shaped, stylized as a plant stem. On the neck the ash-pit slots are the same shape as on the crown. The base is round, stepped. Legs are oval, smooth, protruding forward, with a ring-shaped protrusion at the base. On the lid is a stamp: “N. A. Vorontsova in Tula” and the image of a double-headed eagle stylized as a state emblem.
Manufacturer: Nikolay Alekseevich Vorontsov factory
Comments: N. Vorontsov’s factory worked from 1866 to 1906, after which he transferred the factory to his son, Pyotr Nikolayevich, and worked under the name “Trading House of N. Vorontsov’s Heirs”
Time and place of manufacture: Tula, end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century.
Material: brass, wood
Size: 23 × 21 × 20 cm.
KB-122 Tray with a circle
A rectangular tray, one of the short sides connected to a circle. The side is wide, bent to the side.
Comments: a similar form in Tula was called “Petersburg”
Time and place of manufacture: Russia, 1st half of the 20th century
Size: 26 × 13.5 cm. D-18 cm.