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This very grand antique Persian solid silver water pipe huqqa is statement piece of Islamic culture and a charming decorative addition to any space.
The huqqa pipe is structured on a base of truncated conical form with concave walls, almost bell-like, which is where water for the smoking is traditionally stored. The base rests on a flattened rounded foot that gracefully extends and is adorned with intricate bands of repousse pattern featuring repeated vegetal motifs against a backdrop of punched textures.
A middle section consists of a column divided into two baluster form parts that is then subdivided into the two essential parts of the huqqa pipe, the hose and the furnace, both of which emerge from bulbous shaped stems culminating in a tray base. The two parts are connected by a bar featuring a charming small bird motif.
The furnace is large and bulbous-shaped, as is decorated en-suite with bands of repousse pattern, alike the one in the base, decorating the top and bottom sections, with the pierced top being attached by a chain and surmounted by another perching bird motif finial. The curved tapering spout of the house is beautifully designed and also features a small bird at its apex, and a decorated section for the mouthpiece.
Huqqa pipes have a long history and are often used as a social and cultural tradition, where people gather to enjoy the flavors of the shisha and engage in conversation. This pipe is an impressive homage to that tradition as well as a stunning and imposing decorative piece for any interior with its delicate and charming detailing
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