An exquisite gold Huqqa Mouthpiece (monal)
Lucknow, circa 1860
with segmented cylindrical body on a base of flaring pedestal form, surmounted by a curving mouthpiece tapering to a narrow opening, the gold surface decorated in relief with bunches of grapes and serrated leaves, the mouthpiece and body divided by a collar of overlapping acanthus leaves
8.2 cm. long; 64 gr.