Bohemian overlay glass huqqa base for the Persian market

£2,500

This fine example of Bohemian overlay glass was made for the Qajari Persian market and features beautiful gilt detailing on a light blue ground.

 

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Description

This bell-shaped water pipe (huqqa) base features a waisted neck and a cylindrical top with a faceted mouth. The piece was crafted in Bohemia (modern-day Czech Republic), an area recognised for centuries for its high-quality craftsmanship and a centre of production for export. This is very much the case here, with the glass huqqa base being made for the 19th Century Persian market (modern-day Iran).

The undulating clear and light blue glass body is enhanced with gilt detailing and raised gilded beading. The panels towards the base are further decorated with portraits of the Persian Qajari Kings, Naser al-Din Shah and Mozaffar al-Din Shah, and a further panel of Arabic script.

Details

Country of Origin
Bohemian
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Bohemian, Persian interest
Material
Enamel, Glass
Colour
Blue, Clear, Gold

Dimensions

Height
26 cm / 10.2 inches
Diameter
14 cm / 5.5 inches

Reference:
16091

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