1730 - 1770
Bamboo, silk, gilt, silver gilt and coloured glass
16 mm (Dia); 377 mm (L)Order this image
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
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Huqqa pipe and snake - Part of a collection of huqqa snakes and pipes. A huqqa snake (T.11.6a) covered in maroon silk with the pattern formed by silver gilt foil and fine gilt thread overlaid with a trellis net of slightly thicker gilt threads. Ensuite with pipe (T.11.6b) - in Clive Store; the bamboo stems with elaborate bands of decoration over the black silk binding, the 'arrow-head' bands formed from strips of gilt foil with bands of red silk above and below; woven gold braid overlaid with strings of pale purple glass beads (threaded on to fine gilt thread); the bungs covred in black silk. Mughal style, mid 18th century. See 'Treasures from India' catalogue pg.105.
Accepted by HM Treasury on 21st March, 1963 in lieu of tax and conveyed to National Trust ownership on 29th November 1963