Antique silver hookah pipe end collection.
While hookar, hukkah or seesha pots were shared by a group of family or friends, the pipe ends were personal and not shared with others.
Royalty and nobility had pipe ends crafted in silver.
This is a collection of silver pipe ends from the mid 19th century from Awadh india.
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
Last two photos are of examples from the Chatrapati Shivaji Museum Mumbai
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.