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Russian Samovar


20 1/2 in. x 10 in. x 4 in. (52.07 cm x 25.4 cm x 10.16 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: W.71.a
Other Number(s): Deanery.137 (Deanery Number)
Geography: Asia, Russia
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Food Processing, Preparation, & Service; Food Service
Culture/Nationality: Russian
Collection: Deanery Collection, Mary Garrett Collection, M. Carey Thomas Collection

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  • brass - Alloy of copper and zinc, usually with copper as the major alloying element and zinc up to 40% by weight. For an alloy consisting mainly of copper, combined most often with tin, but at times also with other metals, use "bronze (metal)."
  • Russian - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of Russia, or to the cultures that have occupied the principal lands of historic Russia in eastern Europe and northern and western Asia. It may also be used to refer to the larger group of cultures controlled by the historic Soviet Union.
  • samovars - Metal, often copper, urn-shaped vessels, with a spigot at the base and interior tubes for hot coals; used to boil water for tea. Term used especially with reference to Russian types.

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