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Indian Parcel-Gilt Silver Hookah Base

Northern India
19th century

height: 18.5cm; diameter of base: 19cm, weight: 865g

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Provenance

UK art market

This unusual hookah base of heavily chased silver that has been partly gilded is in a classical bell shape.

It sits sturdily on its flat base, and is decorated with pine-cone like lotus petals, floral sprays and a band of floral and foliage scrollwork.

Overall, it is a splendid, decorative and unusual piece, with decoration not before encountered in Indian silver work

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