Vintage hammered latyn, i.e., brass kuvshin (кувшин) in the Middle Eastern style. Tin lining, cast brass handle with hinged lid. Stamped "Factory S.K. Ivanov Moscow" with the Russian double eagle. In very good vintage condition displaying a fine patina with age and use-related marks. 10½" tall.
Latyn (латунь) is a very high quality brass with a greater proportion of copper used by samovar and brass accessory manufacturers in Russia. Brass articles were expected to last a long time and to be handed down from one generation to another.