Bohemian enamelled and gilt pink overlay glass huqqa

£7,500

Created in Bohemia, this beautiful glass huqqa is decorated with portraits of the Qajar kings of Persia, as well as exquisite gilt and enamel ornament.

 

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Description

The huqqa (or hookah) features a bell-shaped base, a waisted and knopped stem, and an outward-flared top. The huqqa is crafted from clear glass with a white and pink overlay. The clear glass is exposed in shaped panels which are decorated with colourful enamel flowers, gilt floral motifs and raised beads, as well as detailed portraits of the Qajar kings of Persia, Naser al-Din Shah (reigned 1848-96) and Mozaffar al-Din Shah (reigned 1896-1907). 

This huqqa was created in the late 19th Century in Bohemia, a historic region which today forms part of the Czech Republic. Antique Bohemian glass is highly prized for its exceptional quality and for the beauty of its ornamentation. This piece was made for the Persian (modern-day Irananian) market.

Details

Country of Origin
Bohemian
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Islamic, Persian interest
Material
Enamel, Gilt, Glass
Colour
Clear, Gold, Multi-coloured, Pink, White

Dimensions

Height
44 cm / 17.3 inches
Diameter
15 cm / 5.9 inches

Reference:
16087

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