Antique parcel gilt and enamelled pink overlay clear glass huqqa

GBP 7,500.00

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Object Description

This huqqa (or hookah) is a superb example of the beauty and high quality craftsmanship of Bohemian glassware. The huqqa is decorated with photo-realistic portraits of Naser al-Din Shah, the Qajar king of Persia (1848-1896), suggesting that the piece was created for the Persian market.

The huqqa is of typical form, with a cup-shaped top on a knopped and waisted stem. This stem is fitted onto a slightly flared bell-shaped base. The huqqa is crafted from clear glass and covered with a white and pink overlay. It is decorated with shaped clear glass panels which are filled with colourful enamel flowers, gilt floral motifs and beads, and portraits of Naser al-Din Shah. The pink overlay is parcel gilt with swirling patterns and raised beads.

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