Museum. Samovar's forefathers

History Museum

Samovar's forefathers
Early 19th cent.
1st half of the 19th c.
Mid-19th cent.
2nd half of the 19th c.
Late 19th cent.
Early 20th cent.
1st half of the 20th c.
Mid-20th cent.
2nd half of the 20th c.

Tea was a competitor of sbiten, the most favourite drink in Russia. Its components are: hot water, medicinal herbs and honey.

Tea-pot samovar (sbitennik). Late 18th cent.
Tea-pot samovar (sbitennik). Red copper. Late 18th cent.

In the 18-th century in the Urals and Tula samovar-kitchens were invented, they were divided into three parts — in two of them the meals was cooked, in the third — tea. Sbitennik and samovar-kitchen were samovar prototypes.

Tea-pot samovar. Late 18th cent.
Tea-pot samovar. Red copper, brass. Late 18th cent.
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