An Important Russian Silver Samovar and Tray, Orest Kurlyukov, Moscow, circa 1900
The monumental samovar and tray in the Art Nouveau taste, the body elaborately chased and repoussé with flowers and vegetation centering on the floriated Cyrillic monogram SA, the valve formed as maiden wearing a kokoshnik and the tap as a dolphin's head, the handles and burner stand with conforming decoration, the upper portion of the lid elaborately chased and repoussé as a crown with openwork floral ornament, with openwork flame finial; the tray with conforming decoration including an applied, raised platform for the samovar and a border band of shells centered on a mask
also struck with French import marks
Height of Samovar on Tray 23 1/2 in.; Length of Tray 21 1/4 in.
59.7 cm; 53.9 cm