A brass inlaid alloy bidri huqqa base Deccan, 17th Century

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Lot 149
A brass inlaid alloy bidri huqqa base
Deccan, 17th Century

Sold for £ 5,687 (US$ 7,443) inc. premium
A brass inlaid alloy bidri huqqa base
Deccan, 17th Century
of piriform with bulbous body, with short flaring neck rising from moulding and neck ring, profusely decorated with brass inlay, the body with a foliate ogival lattice design comprising stylised flowerheads, a band of floral and foliate interlace above and below the neck ring, a band of scrolling vine to the shoulder
19.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The unusual shape of this huqqa base can be compared with an example dated to the mid 17th Century, published in Mark Zebrowski, Gold, Silver and Bronze from Mughal India, London, 1997, p.288, no. 369.
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