Bidar, India, c.1850
Patinated bidri alloy inlaid with silver
23.1 cm x 11.8 cm (max diam)
Huqqa base of bottle vase form, inlaid with floral motifs typical of bidriware from Bidar in the mid 19th century (see Stronge, cat.27 etc.). Some relatively minor silver losses, but generally in good and stable condition.