Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base
Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base

Indian Mughal Silver Inlaid Bidri Hookah Base

Ref: M2253

This bidri hookah base is cast in a bell form, with a round, flared neck with a collar, and is decorated overall with an inlaid grape vine pattern with bordering bands of flowering vines. A huqqa or hookah is a traditional water pipe, smoking instrument originating in India.

Condition note: small crack in the circular center of the underside.
18th century
W 7 D 7 H 7 in.
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