• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    A BIDRI SPHERICAL HOOKAH VASE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BIDRI SPHERICAL HOOKAH VASE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    The spherical body inlaid with silver and brass alternating poppy sprays and paired cypress trees between meandering floral and leafy bands, mouth and base damaged, silver inlay well-preserved
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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