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Antique Hand Crafted Persian Silver Hookha top, 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Pre 1920: Item # 1056590

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Antique Hand Crafted Persian Silver Hookha top, 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 aristocrats 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 century. The item has four pierced silver design and measures 1.75 inches in height and 3 inches in diameter, excellent condition.


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