Hookah Bowl

Hookah Bowl

c. 1700

Gold on blue glass

Overall: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund 1961.44



The striking poppy motifs surrounding the body of this hookah bowl may reference its use for the smoking of opium. The patterns were applied with gold paint on the blown glass bowl; the neckpiece was made separately and attached. Cobalt was used to create the deep blue hue.

See also
Indian Art
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