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Parcel Gilt Silver Hookah Base
Northern India
19th century

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

This unusual hookah base of heavily repoussed 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.

Inventory no.: 597

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