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    • #11669
      Garry
      Participant

      Here’s a bell I would love to get some additional history on.

      It’s about 1.5″ diameter and 1.5″ high (without the tab to hang it from). A magnet does not stick but, while it looks like brass, it does not have the weight I would expect of a brass piece. Where it’s been banged up on the inside, the color and material seems uniform though. (I suspect a very ‘watered down’ form of brass.)

      I am told it’s a Hand Made Svyatogorsk Monistary bell from the Ukraine area.

      Of course I’ can’t read the writing (crylic? I believe its called) so cannot tell you what it says.
      I’ll give you 3 views that show all the images and wording, then add the clapper shot in the next posting.

      Garry

    • #16169
      Garry
      Participant

      The top tab of the bell appears to terminate in a round plug that was pushed into the bell via a drilled hole then sealed in with some brass soldiering. Very well done by the way, not sloppy at all.

      The plug has a U shaped bracket in the bottom embedded in it from which the Golf Tea shaped clapper is hung. It’s also of the same material as the bell.

      The bell is molded (I can see the mold lines on one side -barely – which have been pretty well buffed out of the bell).

      From the virgin Mary and Christ child image on one side and a building that could very well be a monistary, I would believe that it is a souvenir bell as described.

      Any one else have further insights into this one?
      Garry

    • #16171
      Larissa
      Participant

      The inscription on the bell says “Svyatogorskaya Assumption Lavra”. Lavra means not just a regular orthodox monastery but an educational institution as well. There are 2 Lavras in Russia and 3 in the Ukraine. All of them are absolutely famous places. Type “Svyatogorskaya Lavra” in Google and you’ll get a lot of stuff about it including beautiful video. For example:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUq4Tw7Ixc4 – bell ringing and the monastery choir singing
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kQn-qb2x8M&feature=related
      Larissa.

    • #16170
      Garry
      Participant

      Larissa,

      Thank you very much for the translation and explanation/links! It is great to get this kind of information. Is there any way to tell which of the ones this bell is from? Perhaps from the relief on it?

      Garry

    • #16172
      Larissa
      Participant

      Garry, your bell is from the Ukranian Svyatogorskaya Assumption Lavra. That’s what is written on it. Larissa.

    • #16173
      Garry
      Participant

      Thanks again Larissa!
      Ding! Light goes on. I mis-understood the information you gave me the first time and assumed that “Svyatogorskaya Assumption Lavra” was Ukrainian for something like a denomination (Svyatogrskava Asumption) and group (Lavra). Much like we say “First Baptist Church” or “United Church” of which there are many branches in different communities!

      Your clarification that Svyatogorskva indicates the Place instead, makes sense and was something I hadn’t considered. I do have to admit I am so far strking out with finding “svyatogorskaya Assumption Lavra” as a direct reference in web searches. I am finding various combinations of Svyatogorskaya (such as: Svyato-Uspenskaya Svyatogorskaya Lavra) but nothing as yet on the exact name on the bell.

      Still looking, haven’t given up.

      Garry

    • #16174
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      The name is correct – “Svyato-Uspenskaya Svyatogorskaya Lavra”
      Svyatogorsk, Donetsk area, Ukraina.

      On the one hand has the image of Svjatogorsky Mary and Christ child, and about other temple on a rock.

      You have – 2 variant of this hand bell. (For today more than 800 copies)
      I have – 1 variant (80 hand bells are made) and 2 variant.

      I apologize for discrepancy of speech, I translate the text on the computer.

    • #16175
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Garry, tell as to you this hand bell has got?

    • #16176
      Garry
      Participant

      Sorry I don’t understand your question.

      Click on my photos to see bigger copy.
      Mine looks like your first one.

      Garry

    • #16177
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      To me are interesting travel of your copy of a hand bell…

    • #16178
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      I have some more hand bells from such series
      “Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy kafedralnyiy sobor” Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraina.
      The bell is cast to 175 year in number of 100 copies, in 2010.

    • #16179
      Garry
      Participant

      Would you be interested in showing them here? With descriptions? It would be nice to see a complete collection!

      This is the only one I have, I obtained it through an online auction because it looked interesting. The last owner was in England.

      Garry

    • #16180
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Hand bell for festival “Genoa helmet”, a city Sudak, Crimea, Ukraine.
      http://festival.biz.ua/

      On the one hand the municipal emblem, on the other hand is represented “the Genoa fortress”
      The hand bell it is made in August, quantity of 50 copies

    • #16181
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Christ’s Paskha.
      (Paskha – Orthodox Celebration)
      For today more than 300 copies

      The scene is represented Christ’s Resurrection.
      Words on a hand bell “Hristos Voskrese” (Christ has risen), “Voistinu Voskrese” (Truly He has risen)

    • #16182
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Maiki din-don,

      These are very beautiful bells! Thank you for letting us see the pictures of them and for telling us about them. It is interesting to know the number of bells that have been made. You have said that there is a series of these bells. Do you know how many different bells are in the series?

      Thank you,
      Carolyn

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      Maiki дин-дон,

      Это очень красивые колокола! Спасибо, что сообщили нам увидеть их фотографии и говорит нам о них. Интересно знать количество колоколов, которые были сделаны. Вы сказали, что есть ряд этих колоколов. Вы знаете, как много различных колокола в серии?

      Спасибо,
      Каролин

    • #16183
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      The hand bell the city of Donetsk, on the one hand is represented a monument to the founder cities (legend) John Hughes. On the one hand the municipal emblem small. (Ukraina)
      Inscription on a hand bell of Juzovka – Stalino – Donetsk (these are historical names of a city)

      For today more than 100 copies
      From above on a hand bell an inscription “ХМ-2010”
      It is marks of the manufacturer (unfortunately not on all series of hand bells)

    • #16184
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Now a series consists of 15 various hand bells.

      One more of this number, on a hand bell “Foros Church” and “Baydarskie vorota” is represented.
      Crimea, Ukraine.

      For today more than 400 copies

      P.S. There is one more variant of a hand bell “Foros Church”.
      Within the next few days with I photograph.

    • #16185
      V_L
      Participant

      I would like to show you these bells cast by a sculptor working from the workshop at a church situated in Ukraine.

    • #16186
      V_L
      Participant

      I would like to show you these bells cast by a sculptor working from the workshop at a church situated in Ukraine.

    • #16187
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Dear V_L,

      Thank you for sharing the pictures of these beautiful bells with us!

      Carolyn

    • #16188
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Carolyn!

      Description of these bells will write later…

      here the emblem of the city Evpatoria, Crimea, Ukraine
      and the only surviving historic gateway to the fortress city Kezlev (a previous name of the city)
      These bells have been photographed without rings …

      For today more than 40 copies

    • #16189
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      The inscription on the bell – “Source of St. Nicholas”

      For today more than 140 copies

    • #16190
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      At the bell inscription city of Yalta and the emblem of the city …
      and the most famous place in the Crimea, the castle “Swallow’s Nest”

      For today more than 120 copies

    • #16191
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      At the bell depicts Saint Panteleimon and of the church of St. Panteleimon, the city of Donetsk, Ukraine.
      Inscription – “St. Panteleimon, pray God for us”

      hese bells have been photographed without rings …

    • #16192
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Hersonissos, the city of Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine …
      (built in a historical place for Russia, was christened sdes Prince Vladimir and hence the Christianity in Russia).
      On the other hand shows the “alarm bell” and the inscription Chersonese.

    • #16193
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      The Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    • #16194
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Did this bell for my family …
      dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the family

    • #16195
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      This is such a special bell! Thank you for sharing it with us!

      Carolyn

      Это такой специальный колокол! Спасибо, что поделились этим с нами!

      Каролин

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