He took the throne in 1876 when it became clear that his brother was unfit to rule. He remained in power until 1909.
He was the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and the last to effectively hold autocratic control over the empire. The bowl and base of the hookah are hand-painted porcelain, with transfer portraits of the sultan. The shaft is wood and the hose a flexible clothlike material. I would not say the hookah is usable in its present state, but could possibly be restored.
An amazing antique hookah and historical artifact of the Ottoman Empire. Excellent condition, some age related wear to hose and porcelain, colors still bright and displays well.Visit my brick and mortar store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The item "Antique Ottoman Hookah c. 1900 Extremely Rare Argileh with Portraits of Sultan" is in sale since Saturday, August 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East".
The seller is "oldasadam" and is located in Rye, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand.