A large and imposing antique silver samovar of plain form with a wooden swing handle. The pear shaped body with domed hinged cover is the earliest shape you’ll find. Heavy gauge silver. The matching warming stand has a fixed burner well with push on top. Excellent colour.
Weight 2276 grams, 73.1 troy ounces.
Height 37cm (handle extended), 31cm (handle folded).
Maker William Paradise.
William Paradise, London silver maker, apprenticed to Joseph Ward 1708, free 1716. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1718. Second (sterling mark) 1720. Livery 1721.