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 Persepolis
design depicting king on the throne and soldiers standing guards. Each scene is spaced with pierced bird and
flower design. Size: 2"H x 3 1/8" in diameter. Condition Report: Excellent.