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Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base - JB.1333
Origin: India
Circa: 17 th Century AD to 19 th Century AD
Dimensions: 5.7" (14.5cm) high
Collection: Islamic art
Medium: Steel, Silver


Additional Information: AS

Location: Great Britain
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A pear shaped Indian waterpipe base made of steel, the body decorated with vegetal motifs, inlaid in silver. JB.1333. Hukka base, cast steel with silver, so- called “ bidri” decoration. The entire vessel was coated with hot silver and then after cooling the floral designs were carved out. India, Bidar, 17th – 18th century. Prof. Geza Fehervari Prof. Geoffrey King - (JB.1333)

 

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