An antique Russian "Banka" jar-shaped brass samovar. This samovar was produced in the workshop of the Brothers Shemarin in Tula, Russia circa 1911. The body of the samovar is in excellent condition with some minor mineral deposit in the interior due to use. The samovar measures approximately 46.5cm (18.3") high and has a volume of approximately 5 liters. The maker's marks for the Brothers Shemarin workshop are on the front edge of the top, on the front edge of the base, and on the front of the body along with numerous award seals.