• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 257

    A SILVER AND ENAMELLED HUQQA BASE

    LUCKNOW, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER AND ENAMELLED HUQQA BASE
    LUCKNOW, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
    Of elongated drop shape rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly flaring neck, a thin raised ring under the neck, the polychrome enamelled decoration consisting of three panels divided by cypresses, each with lively and finely engraved scenes showing peacocks, cranes and birds of prey, a decorated ring above and below with flowing water, fish and ducks, the neck with similar scenes, an engraved inscription under the foot giving the name of a probable owner Sirkar Rafiq al-Dawla Bahadur, losses of enamel

    7¼in. (18.2cm.) high


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