London, South Kensington
29 April 2005
AN OTTOMAN SILVER HOOKAH BASE, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
Of pear shaped form, comprising three sections each with impressed tugra marks, the body simply decorated with a band of foliage, the middle section with a lobed flowerhead neck and an applied tapering leaf to the spout -- 10in. (25.4cm.) high.
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