Saturday, July 7, 2012

Russia - Tula Samovars Museum

The buildings of Tula Samovars Museum.
Designed by V. Sirotkin 1910.
Globe shaped samovar "Spider".
Late 19th century.
Brass, chasing, castwork, niekel plating,

Sent by Galina, a postcrosser from Russia.

"The museum " the Tula samovars " , branch of Museum Association " Tula regional historical-architectural and literary museum " was open in 1990 on Mendeleevskaia street, 8 in the house that was built in 1910 – 1911 per design of architect V.N.Sirotkin.The basis of an exposition of a museum was made with the collection of samovars collected in various years in association "TOIALM". The exposition of a museum which consists of three halls, acquaints visitors with history of begining and development of one of the most known Tula crafts – Samovar making. The first hall tells about Samovar manufacturing in Tula in XVIII - XIX centuries. Among unique samples of the end of XVIII century - "sbitennik" which was the predecessor of a samovar, a pot for preparation of sbiten - a drink made from different types of grass, spices, honey."(Read more)

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