Antique 19th Century Islamic Indian Bidri Hookah Base Deccan India
Antique Islamic Indian silver-inlaid Bidri hookah base Deccan, India early 19th century. Cast body in an elegant water chestnut shape, with an elongated flaring neck with a flange collar, and raised on a spreading ring foot, richly inlaid in silver with stylized poppy flowers and foliage.
CONDITION: Showing its age and usage with beautiful old patina, some loss to the silver inlaid.
Height: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
Diameter: 12 cm (4.72 inches)
WEIGHT: 802 grams (1.76811 Pounds (lb)
REFERENCES: A similar Bidri hookah base from the collection of Victoria & Albert Museum and published in the book, Bidri Ware: Inlaid Metalwork from India, by Susan Strong Victoria & Albert Museum, 1985. Page 60.
The buyer will be provided with copies of the pages from the mentioned reference along with a certificate of authenticity.