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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Indian Hookah Bottoms and Belgian Vase. Damascene 1854

Albumen print | 13.5 x 19.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800189

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Photograph showing a covered tazza, indicated to be a Belgian vase in the title,  between two hookah bottoms. The objects are all decorated in damascene inlay. Both hookah bottoms are of similar conical shape and decorated with a floral design. The hookah bottom on the left is entirely covered in the design, while the one of the right has a large plain band along the middle of the body and the neck.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 13.5 x 19.0 cm (image)

  • 'Indian Hookah Bottoms and Belgian Vase'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
      • Asia
        • India
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Vases