Silverware

A LUCKNOWI SILVER HOOKAH

Lot No
59
Description
Size : 26.5 x 8 x 13 in, Gross Weight : 2260 grams
Estimate
Rs. 1,60,000 - 2,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 2,90,993

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Lucknow emerged as an important location for the craftsmanship of such fine enamelling on silver. The base of this Hookah has an emblem engraved at the centre. It shows two fish moving counter clockwise, it also represents the confluence of the Ganges and the Jumna, symbolized by a pall wavy. In all actuality it is also inspired by Buddhist symbolic representation which denotes freedom from restraint and the life giving properties of water. The motto of achievement is written on a ribbon and added to this emblem and spells out ‘Ratyatasti Paro Dharma.’ The overall look of this Hukkah exudes a certain richness that is seen in the motifs from the Ottoman inspired Mughalesque floral intricacies.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.

(payment only in Indian Rupees)

Provenance : Originally from the Lucknow royal family. Property from an elite Mumbai based collec