Persian Electric Samovar


This is a complete set with a small teapot , a large water pitcher , a fluted sump bowl and a decorative keyhole tray . Made in Zanjan, north-west Iran, a fairly good-sized city on the Zanjan river. In Iran, samovars have been used at least for two centuries. Samovars made in Persia during the last 100 years or so are based on the Russian style of samovar. The teapot. sits at the very top on a special flat surface. There are even four matching tea glasses with holders. Includes original electrical cord and comes with a plug adapter. The heat is regulated by a simple switch. The samovar plugs into a standard outlet and the water never boils, but is kept very hot. In Iran, the samovar goes on first thing in the morning, and is the last thing to be shut off before bedtime. Condition is excellent. Goldplated brass, metalwork. Designs throughout of scenes and leaders from ancient Persian history. Another view without pitcher and teaglasses. Samovar measures 14 1/2" tall and weighs 7 3/4 pounds. Pitcher is 11 1/2" tall. Sump is 4 1/2" x 7". Teaglasses are 2 1/2" tall. Keyhole tray is 9 1/2" x 16". Everything else combined weighs 6 3/4 pounds.

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