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18th Century Indian "Bidriware” Metal Hookah Base

This 18th century Indian ”Bidri Ware” hookah base is beautifully intricate. Makes a statement on its own or modernize it and use as a candleholder. Bidri is a metal working technique unique to India, which involves inlaying fine geometric and floral patterns in silver, brass, or gold into artifacts made of a high-zinc alloy. It is thought to have originated in the Deccani city of Bidar.


Mughal, circa 1750


7” H   7” Dm


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