HBC 73-44



Collection: Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection

Catalogue Number: HBC 73-44

Category: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification: Food Service
Object Term:  Samovar


Product Description

This copper samovar, made by Ivan Kostantinov in Moscow, was obtained from a trading post at East Cape, Bering Strait in 1921. The samovar is part of a small group of items in the HBC collection that are the legacy of the Kamchatka Venture. In 1921 the Company launched the venture to trade independently for furs in eastern Siberia. Changing political conditions caused the company to withdraw from the Siberian trade by 1923.

$100 adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Opportunity to share personal story or description of what the artifact means to you
  • Tax receipt for $100