A silver inlaid Bidri Hookah Base Lucknow, late 18th/ early 19th Century(2)

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Lot 322
A silver inlaid Bidri Hookah Base
Lucknow, late 18th/ early 19th Century
(2)

Sold for £ 1,920 (US$ 2,394) inc. premium
A silver inlaid Bidri Hookah Base
Lucknow, late 18th/ early 19th Century
the silver with chased detailing, of bell-shaped form with truncated neck, the central field with 3 oval and 3 cusped medallions containing floral sprays and floral vines between, above and below a horizontal band containing undulating floral vine, the edge of the base, shoulder and neck with bands of leafy branches, 15 cm. high; and a porcelain Hookah Base, French Export for the Indian Market, 19th Century, the body with ribbed bands containing floral sprays
17 cm. high(2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    John Clough (1904-1947), High Court Judge in Calcutta (there is a memorial to him in St Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta), a collector of Indian furniture and works of art; Julian Clough, his twin brother, Head of the Calcutta Office for the large Scottish-based tea company, James Finlay, who later became Deputy Chairman of Finlays; and by descent to the present owner.
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