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Rare 18thC Kashmiri Huqqa Base

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A fine copper and brass huqqa base, decorated in openwork with entwined waterplants, the form probably derived from a yak’s horn. Height: 19.6 cm. Baltistan, 18th cent.

Zebrowski illustrates two very similar huqqas from this remote mountainous region of Kashmir (pl. 417/8). There is a recorded example dated AH 1201 (1786-7 AD).