Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls. I must research up-to-date data to give the most accurate answer.
Sometimes my customers click the wrong button when they really do not want a "live conversation." Please be careful what choices you click on.
I can only take one type item per question. I will be happy to take the Samovar.
I would be happy to help you with the Russian icon but you will need to submit it in a second, separate question.
If you wish me to proceed, please let me know.
I will need photos of the Samovar, front and back. I would also like a close-up photo of the circular markings.
You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.
If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.
To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or "paper clip" you see on your reply page
I will also need the size of the Samovar.
I look forward to your reply.