Base of Hookah

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Object Name: 
Base of Hookah
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Overall H: 17.1 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass and applied gold; blown, cut and gilt. Bell-shape body; cylindrical neck, with one flanged knop, flaring to rounded rim; all cut areas filled with applied gold and two narrow uncut bands on shoulder also gilded; design on body of six arches, each enclosing an urn with flowers, with similar smaller design on upper neck; a series of solidly gilded lobes on flanged knob; solid gilding on lower neck; various gilded borders on shoulder and at base; body rounds in to plain concave base with rough pontil mark in center.
Backliwal, Saroopchand, Source
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 125; BIB# 128671