Origin? Tea maker? Greek, Turkish, Slavic, Russian alphabet?

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  1. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    I ran across this unattributed image of a "beverage heater" , for lack of a proper term. It piqued my curiosity. Not being a linguist, I was hoping someone could determine the language of the label in the lower right hand corner, and perhaps it's history. Thanks! tea caddy.jpg
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous, Darkwing, wow! Is this in a museum?
    The style is looks very Russian to me, so I assume the Cyrillic writing goes with the object. @Figtree3 ?:)
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That chicken footed thing rings a bell from Russian folk tales. Not Baba Yar, sometihng else.
  4. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    Is that what you wanted to see larger???? BTW, that's quite a beautiful item!!!!

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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That's description-defying.

  7. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    I remember a Russian story about a witch who lived in a house with giant chicken legs. Goodness that had to be 75 years ago.
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that gives me the creeps !!!
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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Greg, that's Baba Yaga. (I got Yar wrong.) Lives in a hut with chicken legs.
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  10. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Often what is called a spirit kettle with stand. …. A unique one at that!
  11. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi OBB,
    That was her name. I do not remember where I was reading about her when I was a kid. My family thinks I am crazy since I remember so much but am always forgetting my phone number.
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  12. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Maybe you know it from 'Pictures at an Exhibition'?
  13. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Bronwen,
    I did not know words like Exhibition when I was that young. I remember reading kids books and magazines when I was that young. Would have been printed before 1945
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  14. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

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  15. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    The language does appear to be Russian.
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