A bidri hookah base Bidar, Deccan, mid 18th century
Lot 1049
A bidri hookah base Bidar, Deccan, mid 18th century
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
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Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
A bidri hookah base
Bidar, Deccan, mid 18th century
Silver and bronze; of bell shape with niche panels containing stylized palmettes surrounded by a field of star forms and scrolling arabesque borders below a spreading mouth with matching decoration.
7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) high

Footnotes

  • Compare with another bell-shaped hookahs with large stylized floral motif, but on a plain ground, in Zebrowski, Gold, Silver & Bronze from Mughal India, 1997, p. 236. For an example with an allover 'star form' pattern see Simon Ray, 2010, no. 28, p. 64.
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