It looks like it's missing a lid. The lid also comes off. Not sure of their significance. 3 of them are on the lid.The previous owners came to the US on the Mayflower and were extremely wealthy. I chose not to polish it. This is the heaviest sterling Samovar I've seen. The item "Exceptional 18th Century Georgian Sterling Silver Samovar 4560 Grams" is in sale since Friday, July 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "maxwannawinner" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.