Rare Victorian Hotel St. Regis, New York City Samovar
This incredibly rare samovar is from my personal collection. I have cherished it for many years.
It is from the famous St. Regis Hotel in New York City. In 1904, Colonel John Jacob Astor broke ground for the building of the St. Regis Hotel at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the most exclusive residential section of New York at the time. The hotel is still in existence today. Click here for more history on the hotel.
The samovar is from 1904, the year the hotel opened. It features a large, bulbous body with 2 handles and fancy curved legs. The body is quite ornate and absolutely stunning!
It measures approx. 20-1/4" tall by approx. 16-1/2" wide from handle-to-handle. It is approx. 12-3/4" deep including the spicket. The lid opens and closes tightly. It holds 7.5 quarts of liquid. This is a very solid and weighty piece at 12 pounds, 2 ounces.
Beautiful patina! Superb condition with a couple of minor dings. Piece is missing its burner which is very easy to replace.
What a marvelous and rare piece. This would be grand gracing a table and absolutely astounding for entertaining.
Manufactured by Gorham and stamped, "St. Regis 15 pints."
A true historical piece of hotel silver from one of the finest New York establishments!
Due to its size, it will be shipped Fedex ground insured.