Monuments of Samovar
Besides practical samovars, there are samovars symbolic. Some of the symbolic samovars, represented by samovars of the puppet Nashchokinsky small house, and exhibition models of samovars of a tiny size, are functional, but are, in fact, toys. Other symbolic samovars are very large, but usually they are absolutely not functional, because they represent monuments. In this article, we will consider the most famous monuments, which were awarded to the samovar.
Strange, but the fate of the monument to the samovar, created in Tula, the main center of production of samovars in Russia, somehow does not add up. The monument changed its place twice and eventually moved from the central part of the city to the outskirts (in the special department). However, in the center of the city famous Tula samovars can be seen in the museum dedicated to them, next to the Tula Kremlin.
Another historical center for the production of Russian samovars is Suksun (Perm Territory). Here the samovar is not alone, but is the central part of the sculptural composition and is surrounded by four figures of people.
Monument to the samovar in the city of Kungur (Perm region) is also not alone - under his tap there is a cup sculpture, and above the ring there is a sculpture of a teapot. However, this monument is not so much the samovar itself, as tea and tea trade. In the XIX century, most of the Russian tea trade was controlled by local merchants.
The monument to the samovar in the town of Yelabuga (Tatarstan) was forged in a local smithy workshop. This samovar stands on Khlebnaya Square and serves as a symbol of hospitality and prosperity.
In the city of Lankaran (Azerbaijan) there is a large monument to the samovar, under the crane there is a monument to the cup. In the area of Lankaran, tea was traditionally grown, so this monument is a symbol of the production of tea and tea.
Masters from Kharkov, apparently, decided to honor the heat samovars. Otherwise, how to explain that as a monument, they installed a huge operating fire samovar at the local station, having a volume of 360 liters.
Sometimes sculptural samovars are not independent monuments, but elements of sculptural groups. In Omsk, there is a monument "Photographer and a lady at the samovar" - a lady sitting at a table with a samovar and tea utensils, and at that moment she is photographed by a photographer. In one of the parks in Helsinki (Finland) there is a table sculpture with a samovar and tea utensils.