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Meerschaum Hookah Bowl Carved as the Bust of a Beauty

Auction:
2135
Lot:
311
Sold for:
$529$450

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Auction:
Sale #2135 - 2135
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 06, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Meerschaum Hookah Bowl Carved as the Bust of a Beauty, late 19th/early 20th century, carved as the bust of a fashionable Victorian lady in an elaborate turban, with lacy bodice centered by a rose, on gilt metal socle mounted on a green onyx base, and set with gilt metal lily flower to interior of bowl, bust ht. 4, full ht. 10 in.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

gilt metal lily flower, gilt metal socle, Hookah, Meerschaum, Pipe smoking, Tobacco