Huge 74 cm Antique Sterling Silver Islamic Indian Pipe Hookah Huqqa India. Huge 74 cm Antique 19th Century Sterling Silver Islamic Indian Pipe Hookah Huqqa. Huge 74 cm (29.13 inches) Antique 19th century India solid sterling silver Islamic Indian water pipe hookah, huqqa narguile comprising a base of truncated conical form with concave walls, resting on a spreading flattened rounded foot, the squat shoulder and the base decorated with bands of repousse repeating vegetal designs against punched ground. The middle part divided into two baluster form parts surmounted by a large bulbous furnace decorated en suite with the base with bands of repousse repeating vegetal designs against punched ground with the pierced top attached with chain and surmounted by the perching bird.The curved tapering spout applied with perching birds leaves and group of hanging decorative chains with bud drops. There are no visible silver hallmarks, however, we had tested by acid for purity of the silver which is Sterling Silver of 925 grade. This is the largest sterling silver Indian hukkah which I have ever seen in my entire 50 years involvement in antiques business. HEIGHT (from the base to the end of the silver spout): 74 cm (29.13 inches). WEIGHT: 2140 g = 2.14 kg (75.48628 ounce = 4 pounds 11.49 ounces).
CONDITION: In very good condition considering its age, no repairs or restorations, minor surface scratches and minor dings, beautiful, showing the age and usage patina. The flexible hose of the pipe made of wooden rings originally was wrapped with a braided thread which is complete worn out. Similar silver hookah is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON THE GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE BY WRITHING. All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions. All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Canadian buyers please note: We are required to charge HST or GST on all orders mailed to Canadian destinations. Our business HUNDRED & ONE ANTIQUES is based on a long family tradition of collecting fine European and Oriental Antiques and Art, with a special interest in Antique Arms and Armour.
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The item "Huge 74 cm Antique Sterling Silver Islamic Indian Pipe Hookah Huqqa India" is in sale since Saturday, November 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.