A splendid antique sterling silver samovar with all over chased decoration and folding handle with raffia finish. Typical George II style. The ornate silver stand has cast and pierced silver decoration with scrolls and faces; the integral burner has a push on top. An excellent piece with heavy gauge silver and good colour. Weight 1979 grams, 63.6 troy ounces. Total height 35.5 cms. Kettle height 26 cms, spread 26 cms. Stand height 10.5 cms. London 1914. Maker DJ Welby.