Silverware

A SILVER HOOKAH

Lot No
60
Description
Size : Hookah : 30 x 9 x 9 in, Plate : 14.25 in diameter, Pipe : 110 in length, Gross Weight : 3800 grams
Estimate
Rs. 2,50,000 - 3,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 5,96,559

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

This is a unique Hookah from Old Calcutta. The base of the unit is variant from a Mughal Hookah. The funnels are conjoined by a Half Moon motif, one funnel transfers the smoke for filtration while the second funnel transfers the smoke for consumption. The base and the top lid have a symmetric design pattern while the funnels display a smooth finish. Smoking a Hookah was a popular recreational activity particularly observed in Old Calcutta culture.

Provenance : Property from an Kolkata based collection, originally from the collection of Rabindranth Tagore Family.