Bohemian enamelled and gilt blue overlay glass huqqa pipe

£7,500

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

 

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Description

The huqqa features a flared bell-shaped base, a waisted and knopped stem, and an outward-flared top. The huqqa is crafted from clear glass with a blue 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 Iranian) market.

Details

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

Dimensions

Height
43 cm / 16.9 inches
Diameter
14 cm / 5.5 inches

Reference:
16086

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