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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. Measures: 7” height, 7” diameter.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Diameter: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1750
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Middleburg, VA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 50031stDibs: LU872622531212

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Middleburg, VA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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