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Old 15th February 2016, 05:30 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ariel
At ~ end of 19th century there was an influx of Daghestani masters to Bukhara.
The Daghestanis brought in new patterns of swords and their famous engraving and chasing techniques, but in exchange learned enameling.

By the beginning of 20th century there were several enameling masters in Kubachi and they also worked in larger centers.

The most famous among them were Tubchiev brothers, but there were others as well. Both Tubchievs died pretty old, in the ~ beginning of 1940s.

The last saber came from the workshop of Guzun Guzunov in Vladikavkaz, but ornamented by one of the Kubachi-based enamelers ( wheter in Kubachi or in situ).

You're right, Ariel.
Jewelled Arts of Uzbekistan of the XIX century is a complex phenomenon in which united local traditions and skills of foreign masters. For example, in 1872 in Bukhara worked jewelers Indians Shangura, Kurdai, Abdullah Jan, 1878 in Tashkent - Indian jewelers Dilbar Marwari and Shahvan Kabli, in 1890 in Tashkent - 'silversmith' Samanshel Chutmaliev, in 1901 mentioned jeweler portal, as well as Persian 'goldsmith'. They came jewelers from the Caucasus - at the end of the XIX century Dagestani Osman Pasha and Badawi, working respectively in Bukhara and Khiva
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