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Russian Hot Tea Podstakannik and Stakin.  Cut Crystal.  Vladimir Russia

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    Handled tea glass holders were considered essential in many Russian households since the 1800s. Having started off as an ingenious tool to avoid touching a hot glass, the podstakannik (glass holder) soon evolved into a tableware item for the elite and rich. Precious metals, filigree design, and exquisite… Continue reading

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