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Antique Hand Crafted Persian Silver Hookha, 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Pre 1920: Item # 1056583

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Antique Hand Crafted Persian Silver Hookha, 19th C.
The origins of the hookah come from the north western provinces of India along the border of Pakistan in Rajasthan and Gujarat nearly a millennia back. In Persia, before the age of cigar and cigarette, hookha was used for generations and generally they were made from clay. The aristocrast and wealthy had the upper section of their hookha made from silver and the base was porcelain or crystal. Therefore crafting the hookha's top section became an stage for the silversmiths to exhibit their talent. Since the base was fragile we are left with some real fine metal hookhas. Description: This is Wonderful hand made Persian silver hookha's upper section, late 19th or early 20th century. The item has figural design with some holding offerings and two in fighting position and animal and archaemennid monarchy symbols. Dimensions: 9.75 inches high and 3.5 inches wide. In excellent condition.

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