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Stanislav has his own site now: http://alekseev-art.ru/avtorskie-kolokolchiki.html
Your bells are nice and neat.
I cannot make bells, I collect them. And wooden bells are among my interests. I have many of them in my collection. I live in Russia. Here making things of wood has been very common for centuries.
People not just make wooden items but carve them as well. Quite often wooden things (including bells) are lacquered.
Consequently many different types of wooden lacquered miniature exist.
These are two of my favorite wooden lady bells, not lacquered.
I wrote about them here: http://www.forumbells.ru/forum84/topic1244.html
They are the examples of so called Gorodetskaya painting. Using the same link you can see some of my other wooden bells and types of painting: Permogorskaya, Khokhloma, Sergiev Posad style of poking and painting.
Also here is my photo album showing carved platbands of doors and windows in Russian houses: https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/larfra/album/368332/
Tatyana is one of my favorite masters. She is absolutely unique! I’m planning to show more bells of unusual shapes made by her in future issues of the Bell Tower. Hope that my plans will be fulfilled.
your final question was what she is holding in her hand. The answer is it’s not clear. Something that looks like a handkerchief.
Here are answers to your questions.
1. A magnet doesn’t stick anywhere.
2. Its height is 9,5 cm, bell skirt diameter is 5 cm at the widest point and 4 cm at the narrowest.
3. The photo with the clapper arrangement is provided.
4. There are no markings anywhere.
5. The bell was purchased in Moscow, Russia at one of Moscow’s flea markets. I personally suspect that it’s a modern bell.
In Russian the instrument is called sharmanka. The stress is upon the 2nd syllable. It came to Russia at the beginning of the 19th century. It sometimes is used by street musicians here.
Garry, your bell is from the Ukranian Svyatogorskaya Assumption Lavra. That’s what is written on it. Larissa.
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
I’d like to correct Ovidiu Oana a little bit. A little bell in Russian is called kolokolchik. The same word is used for bells for cattle. Bubenchik in Russian is a rattle. Kolokol is mainly used when we talk about a big bell. The classical example is the Tsar Bell which in Russian is Tsar Kolokol.