13x10 inches main body; width from tip of spout 12inches, solid Silver Samovar. bought 31 years at Russian Gallery Silver shop on 5th Avenue in New York City
Russian Antique shop in NYC
Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a traditional russian samovar of crater shape in neo-classical style with volutes ending in rosettes as handles. The silver plated samovar, either brass or "german silver", an alloy which contains copper ( verdigris visible at the base), has a very elegant shape. One can assume the samovar was made in in the Moscow region by an unknown workshop in the 19th century. Most samovars were produced in Tula, but those are usually signed. The estimate is based on current auction results, "asking prices" in the trade can be much higher and vary.