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    Posted 5 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    When I saw this at Salvation Army this morning I thought what a nice candle holder, but it looked kind of big for one candle. It's about 6" tall and the base is 6.5 " in diameter Beautiful engraving almost "art nouveau" in style. A quick online search ID'd it as a bell shaped "Hooka" base. Most likely from India and made of brass. It is a bit too silver in color though with just a slight gold tinge. The bottom is rather thin and looks heat scorched. There's a tiny pin hole in the middle too. So basically what I know about hooka's you could put on a head of a pin but there you go. There is a tell tale mark on the bottom that looks like look hindi script. What I'm seeing online indicates late 19th or very early 20th century so that's pretty cool. -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      A great find! I'd say 1800s.

      https://nl.pinterest.com/needynomad/hookah-%C9%B1e-up/
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the "love" and link Bonnie.....hookameup....lol :)
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Roy and Kevin for the "loves" :)
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Aura, Sean,Wind, Thomas,Nice,Blunder,Phil and Nevada for the"loves" :)
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the "loves" Manny and Sklo :)
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the "loves" Leah, One, Ken, Phil, and Radegunder :)

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