A Russian silver-gilt hot water urn/samovar, Michael Ovchinnikov, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917
classical urn form with anthemion embellished high-loop handles, applied acanthus and anthemion straps spreading on to in-swept lion-paw feet, the cover detachable on two-parts, the tape with leaf-capped scrolling handle with ivory terminal, coal drawer and detachable liner, the incurved square base resting on four orb feet
42.3cm., 16 3/4 in. high
3270gr., 105oz. 2dwt.