London, South Kensington
12 October 2000
Ramesh Sharma, Jaipur, 20th century
gouache heightened with gold on paper and in relief, showing the gilt spherical hookah base enamelled with an angel, bird and flowers - 27 x 23cm.; and another, on board, the bell-shaped bidri-ware hookah base enamlled with blue flowers - 27 x 23.5cm.
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The spherical hookah base is in the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art and is published on the cover of Mark Zebrowski's book, Gold, Silver and Bronze from Mughal India.
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