The Samovar is a tool used both to boil water for preparing tea, as well as serve tea, so appreciated by the Russians. It was introduced in Russia by Peter the Great, and an industrial center, initially, in the Urals, a region rich in minerals, especially copper and iron ore. Later, the Tula region (land Tolstoy) is now also producing this tool, and Tula in 1850 had 128 factories , which produced about 120 thousand units per year. Moreover, there is this City Museum Samovar
Kettle by Paul de Lamerie, 1730. The kettle became a standard item in the silver tea service around 1710. The vertical ribs of this kettle and its dolphin-mask feet were inspired by early 17th century Dutch silver, which imitated natural forms. The Victoria & Albert Museum.