He is firmly on their feet step, a massive cylindrical shaped body seemed to be in contrast with graceful ringed handles and intricate crane with a curl at the end. One of the hallmarks certifies that Tagil samovar the end of the last century "first grade" (And executed "coachbuilt").
93 antique samovar are now part of the collection of the Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art in Moscow. Researcher museum SV Volkov has been recently a catalog, presenting a detailed description of each exhibit, following "geography" Distribution samovar business in Russia for two and a half centuries. Here they are in front of me samovars "with green copper pipes", Which were created at different times Tagil plant Demidov on Talitsky and Sysertskoe plants Turchaninova, perhaps the most famous in Yekaterinburg province. They were sold not only in the famous Irbitskoi fair, but also far beyond the Urals.
Ural samovars the middle of the second half and the end of the XIX century
Ural factories in the XVIII century, becoming the largest producers of copper utensils. It is here that molds the technological methods of manufacturing copper utensils and tools that that will continue to be used in the manufacture of samovars. So samovar it evolved and developed in close cooperation with the mining industry
To the 60-th years of the XVIII century, along with samovars, kettles and samovars made kitchens in the form of deep bowls on legs, which were the hallmark of internal partitions, allowing not only to boil water, but also to prepare various foods.
Interestingly, the shape of samovars and their decor, I just allow us to trace the different stylistic influences, which were subjected to some time or other household items, in accordance with changes" public taste. Here, for example, Ural samovar the first third of the XIX century in the form of the body "vases"Decorated belt ornament from leaves. A section of the museum collection, which contains samovars the second half of the last century, another one of our "Countryman", Reminiscent of"turnip": Key samovar tap is made in the form of "branches" with knobs, ash-pit with curly cuts. Red copper and brass made road samovar-Kettle on four curved legs, with a chimney at the top.
Well, when is it that first mentioned samovar archival affairs or literature? Now it is known for certain employees of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts. The first known reference to the date of the samovar is contained in a second-class Estate Inventory Onega Cross Monastery, which dates from 1746 year, among other subjects, it named and "two samovars with green copper pipes".
In pictures: Ural samovars the middle of the second half and the end of the XIX century
References: Newspaper "Taghilsky working" from 02.09.1987.