Bohemian glass hookah bases made for the Persian market, 19th c., a clear faceted example, a clear example with enamelled flowers and applied 'jewels', a clear example with amethyst overlay, and a clear example with blue overlay, the tallest 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. From christies.com.
Bohemian glass hookah bases made for the Persian market, 19th c., a faceted example with with shaped panels and hobnail, a clear example stained with scrolling foliage, a ruby-stained example enamelled with scrolls and flowers, a clear example cut with ruby-stained stars, the tallest 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. From christies.com.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.