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Ladies Bronze Huqqa, North India, 18th ~ 19thC.
A NORTH INDIAN BRONZE HUQQA IN THE FORM OF A MANGO, 18TH ~ 19TH CENTURY.

It is believed that these small water pipes were made to be used by ladies and of course the diminutive size meant that they were easily portable. The mango shape fits nicely in the hand. The bronze is darker in tone than my photographs suggest.

Approximately 5.3/8 inches (13.7 cm) high. Overall light wear. Although the casting is substantial one oval panel has been slightly depressed. Please study the photographs.

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