hookah

A hookah made from copper alloy and wood. The base has a wide diameter and sits flat. The surface of the copper alloy is carved in a floral design. The spout where the pipe bowl would presumably be attached is made from a dark piece of wood, and shows evidence of having been turned. A part of the wood has chipped away. There is a small handle on the lower part of the hookah, which connects to a spout where a pipe would have been attached. There is a label affixed to the base of the object.

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