Samovars with the maker’s mark are much less common than those with the stamp of the factory owner.- This specimen bears the mark of the master craftsman who produced it, Rodion Kiselyov of Tula. He chose to work in a material of a high decorative quality, in copper. The shape of the samovar is rather complicated: it is an octagonal prism mounted upon a sphere with the top and bottom cut off. The execution is distinguished by great precision and care. The master gave to his production a monumental, solid look.