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A gem-set and turquoise silver huqqa, Europe or Persia, first-half 20th century
the gem-set and turquoise silver huqqa body on three legs, with jewelled insignia of the Qajar order of the Lion and Sun with crown, screw-in tall cylindrical shaft decorated with gem-set en-suite segments, mouth and tray detachable, together with flat tray with pounced ground, decoration in relief and inscriptions, with spurious date, in custom Asprey velvet lined carrying case
huqqa: 81cm. height.
silver dish: 27cm. diam. 
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions

‘My heart has come to boil through the fire of love for you, like the bubbles of a qalyan
Place your lip on my lip as I am most afflicted.
It was made for the exalted navvab [prince?]
The work of Muhammad ‘Ali Isfahani, the year 1058 (1648-9)’

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