Two enamelled and gilt blue overlay clear glass huqqa bases

£9,500

Bohemian glassmakers expertly crafted these huqqas and finely decorated them with images of the Qajar kings, to cater to the Persian market.

 

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Description

These huqqa bases are bell-shaped with flared bottoms. Their necks are waisted and feature cylindrical tops with faceted mouths.

The huqqa bases have been crafted from clear glass, with a bright blue and white overlay. The glass is left clear for the scalloped panels which decorate the huqqas’ bottoms, necks and tops. These panels are filled with colourful enamel flowers, raised beads and gilt patterns. Detailed half-length portraits of Naser al-Din Shah and Mozaffar al-Din Shah, the 19th-Century Qajar kings of Persia, decorate the huqqas’ bell-shaped bottoms. The areas of blue overlay are ornamented with swirling gilt patterns and raised beads.

Details

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

Dimensions

Height
26 cm / 10.2 inches
Width
14 cm / 5.5 inches
Depth
14 cm / 5.5 inches

Reference:
16085

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