Copper Sputnik Samovar
The samovar, a large vessel designed for brewing and serving large amounts of tea, traces its history back to Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Unlike traditional samovars of the past with their ornate metalwork and decoration, this modern specimen consists of a spherical copper body with black metal framework and tripod legs capped with wood spheres. Very alien indeed, it has been dubbed the Sputnik Samovar. This samovar is fully functional with a spigot and holder for a Sterno cartridge or other food-heating candle.