Chinese huqqa base made for the Islamic market, China, Kangxi period, 17th-18th century, 20cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.
This Kangxi period (1662-1722) huqqa base copies 17th century Indian spherical huqqa base forms of metal or glass. The huqqa base of globular form, narrow truncated neck, the top grinded down with an Indian metal rim. It is decorated with blossoming prunus trees and peonies in blue, white and red, set in six mihrab panels. Later on, the huqqa base has been clobbered in red and green enamels.
Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Indian and Islamic Works of Art, 69 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BG, United Kingdom