KB 96 | Conical Samovar-Vase
The body is in the shape of a conical-shaped vase with a stepped lower part. The lid is flat with a high cylindrical pommel. A crown with slots in the shape of curly quadrangles. The handles are made up of paired, bent up plates with a relief in the lower part, connected at the base by a relief oval overlay. Escutcheon plate is round, flat. Valve handle is smooth, with a raised protrusion at the spout. Faucet spout is in the form of a bracket, with short branches. Curly ashpit slots, square base, with curly cuts. Legs are oval, with a relief protruding forward. On the lid there is a stamp: “Trading house of the Shemarin brothers, suppliers of the court of the Shah of Persia.” On the case there is an image of the monogram “MNA”, made by the engraving method and the inscription: “19 12 XI 14 for good memory to the children of T. Gordin”
Comments: the Shemarins brothers (Vladimir, Dmitry, Alexander, Nikolai and Andrey) owned two samovar factories. In 1899, they entered into an agreement on the creation of a Trading House. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the factories of the Trading House were one of the largest enterprises producing samovars.
Producer: factories of the trading house br. Shemarins.
Time and place of manufacture: Tula. The beginning of the twentieth century.
Material: nickel-plated brass, plastic.
Dimensions: 45 × 28 × 36 cm.
KB 97 | Basin
TBasin is cylindrical, narrowed up. On the upper edge is a narrow side, bent to the sides. The basin foot is low. Wide, on a flat round base. On the bottom there is a stamp: “…ство Кольчугина”, the image of the coat of arms of Russia and the inscription “1896”
Comments: Kolchugin Alexander Grigorievich (1839–99), Russian entrepreneur, founder of the largest non-ferrous metal processing company in Russia (Kolchugin Partnership). Founded (1870) brass and copper rolling plants in the Vladimir province (now the city of Kolchugino), Russia’s largest enterprises for the processing of non-ferrous metals.
Manufacturer: Kolchugin Partnership.
Time and place of manufacture: Russia, late 19th century.
Material: nickel-plated brass
Manufacturing technique: casting, pressure, point, nickel plating.
Dimensions: L-16 D1-10 D2-16 cm.
KB 98 | Tray with a circle “Petersburg”
A rectangular-shaped tray with one of its short sides connected to a circle. The side is high, bent to the side.
Comments: in the price lists of the factory of the heirs of V. S. Batashev, this form of tray was called “Petersburg”.
Time and place of manufacture: Russia, late 19th century – beginning of the twentieth century.
Material: Nickel-plated brass.
Dimension: 43 × 21 d-30 cm.