An antique Russian "Banka" jar-shaped brass samovar. This samovar was produced in the workshop of the Brothers Shemarin in Tula, Russia circa 1902. The body of the samovar is in excellent condition with some minor mineral deposit in the interior due to use. The samovar measures approximately 49cm (20") high and has a volume of approximately 8 liters. The maker's marks for the workshop of the Brothers Shemarin are on the front edge of the top and on the front of the body along with numerous award seals.