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Water Pipe Collection

"Exploring the World of Water Pipes: From Istanbul to Jerusalem" From the bustling kitchens in Europe to the vibrant markets of Egypt and Turkey

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Taking tea in the Harem. Creator: Ernst, Rudolf (1854-1932)

Taking tea in the Harem. Creator: Ernst, Rudolf (1854-1932)
Taking tea in the Harem. Private Collection

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Pipes connected to kitchen sink and washing machine

Pipes connected to kitchen sink and washing machine

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Waterworks

Waterworks
May 1909: A lock in the waterworks at Hampton Wick. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Shisha Pipes, Khan el-Khalili bazaar (Souk), Cairo, Egypt

Shisha Pipes, Khan el-Khalili bazaar (Souk), Cairo, Egypt

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Qatar, Doha, Souq Waqif, Sheesha (water pipe)

Qatar, Doha, Souq Waqif, Sheesha (water pipe)

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas)

A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas)
989395 A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas) by Waite, James Clarke (fl.1863-85); 92.1x114.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Soldier's Conquests. James Clarke Waite (1832-1920)

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Ready to hear

Ready to hear
Carlo Ferrara

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: clean city 3

clean city 3
Roswitha Schleicher-Schwarz

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: The Maharajah of Benares, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The Maharajah of Benares, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The Maharajah of Benares, 1876. Visit of the future King Edward VII to India. The Maharajah [Ishwari Prasad Narayan Singh] is described by the "Daily Telegraph" correspondent as being a

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: A Festive Gathering, c1163 AH/AD 1750. Creator: Unknown

A Festive Gathering, c1163 AH/AD 1750. Creator: Unknown
A Festive Gathering, c1163 AH/AD 1750. This painting celebrates the pleasures of smoking and partaking in good company. The composition is made up of animated vignettes

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Nabab de la Côte du Coromandel, c1797

Costumes de Différents Pays, Nabab de la Côte du Coromandel, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Nabab de la Cote du Coromandel, c1797

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Base for a Water Pipe (huqqa) in the Form of a Dancer (image 2 of 3), between c.1750 and c.1900

Base for a Water Pipe (huqqa) in the Form of a Dancer (image 2 of 3), between c.1750 and c.1900. Creator: Unknown
Base for a Water Pipe (huqqa) in the Form of a Dancer (image 2 of 3), between c.1750 and c.1900

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Girl of Northern India; Black Bear Shooting in the Himalayas, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Girl of Northern India; Black Bear Shooting in the Himalayas, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Girl of Northern India; Black Bear Shooting in the Himalayas, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Raja Dip Singh, between c1775 and c1800. Creator: Unknown

Raja Dip Singh, between c1775 and c1800. Creator: Unknown
Raja Dip Singh, between c1775 and c1800

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Women Playing a Game of Chess, c1700. Creator: Unknown

Women Playing a Game of Chess, c1700. Creator: Unknown
Women Playing a Game of Chess, c1700

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Untitled (Gentleman In Eastern Costume With Nubian Model), 1858. Creator: Roger Fenton

Untitled (Gentleman In Eastern Costume With Nubian Model), 1858. Creator: Roger Fenton
Untitled (Gentleman In Eastern Costume With Nubian Model), 1858

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Algerine Women, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Algerine Women, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Algerine Women, 1857. Group of women smoking a huqqa in North Africa. From "Illustrated London News", 1857

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Musical Performance (Recto); Page of Calligraphy (Verso), c1750. Creator: Unknown

Musical Performance (Recto); Page of Calligraphy (Verso), c1750. Creator: Unknown
Musical Performance (Recto); Page of Calligraphy (Verso), c1750

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Camel-drivers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Camel-drivers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Camel-drivers Encampment in the Desert, 1857. The camels are unladen, and most of them, weary with the day's work, lie about in uncouth

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: A Noble Being Entertained by a Female Musician, c1700. Creator: Unknown

A Noble Being Entertained by a Female Musician, c1700. Creator: Unknown
A Noble Being Entertained by a Female Musician, c1700

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Mian Bhupal Dev of Jasrota (circa 1670-circa 1730), c1715. Creator: Unknown

Mian Bhupal Dev of Jasrota (circa 1670-circa 1730), c1715. Creator: Unknown
Mian Bhupal Dev of Jasrota (circa 1670-circa 1730), c1715

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Raja Shamsher Sen of Mandi and Raja Ranjit Suket in Daurbar, between c1772 and c1773

Raja Shamsher Sen of Mandi and Raja Ranjit Suket in Daurbar, between c1772 and c1773. Creator: Unknown
Raja Shamsher Sen of Mandi and Raja Ranjit Suket in Durbar, between c1772 and c1773

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Seated Indian man with hookah, 1870-1923. Creator: Willem Witsen

Seated Indian man with hookah, 1870-1923. Creator: Willem Witsen
Seated Indian man with hookah, 1870-1923

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: The Ex-Queen of Oude (Lucknow), 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Ex-Queen of Oude (Lucknow), 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Ex-Queen of Oude (Lucknow), 1857. Begum Hazrat Mahal was the second wife of Nawab of Awadh Wajid Ali Shah, and the regent of Awadh

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Elephant assisting to lay down water-pipes near Kandy, in Ceylon, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Elephant assisting to lay down water-pipes near Kandy, in Ceylon, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Elephant assisting to lay down water-pipes near Kandy, in Ceylon, 1856. View of...the great waterworks at present in course of erection upon Messrs

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Fumeurs et priseurs, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Fumeurs et priseurs, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Fumeurs et priseurs, 19th century. Smokers and appraisers

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Jordan, Aqaba, Aqaba beach, sheesha water pipes

Jordan, Aqaba, Aqaba beach, sheesha water pipes

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: A Couple on a Terrace Surrounded by Attendants and Musicians, 18th Century. Creator: Unknown

A Couple on a Terrace Surrounded by Attendants and Musicians, 18th Century. Creator: Unknown
A Couple on a Terrace Surrounded by Attendants and Musicians, 18th Century

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Turkish coffee house, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Turkish coffee house, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Turkish coffee house, 1854. From "Cassells Illustrated Family Paper; London Weekly 31/12/1853 - 30/12/1854"

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: A Middle Eastern Woman Reclining in an Exotic Setting, 1844. Creator: Edouard de Beaumont

A Middle Eastern Woman Reclining in an Exotic Setting, 1844. Creator: Edouard de Beaumont
A Middle Eastern Woman Reclining in an Exotic Setting, 1844

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Marquis Claes Lagergren (1853-1930) in eastern costume smoking a hookah. Creator: Guillaume Berggren

Marquis Claes Lagergren (1853-1930) in eastern costume smoking a hookah. Creator: Guillaume Berggren
Marquis Claes Lagergren (1853-1930) in eastern costume smoking a hookah

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Tea room, Samarkand, between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Tea room, Samarkand, between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Tea room, Samarkand, between 1905 and 1915. Men having tea outdoors. In album: Views in Central Asia, Russian Empire, LOT 10338, no. 138

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Femme en Grand Parure [Woman in Grand Attire], between 1808 and 1812. Creator: Balthazar Solvyns

Femme en Grand Parure [Woman in Grand Attire], between 1808 and 1812. Creator: Balthazar Solvyns
Femme en Grand Parure [Woman in Grand Attire], between 1808 and 1812. Series: Les Hindous

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Albert Frederick Calvert in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 1907. Creator: Unknown

Albert Frederick Calvert in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 1907. Creator: Unknown
Albert Frederick Calvert in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 1907. Portrait of Australian traveller and author Calvert (1872-1946) wearing oriental dress and smoking a huqqa

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Pipe Attendant, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Pipe Attendant, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Pipe Attendant, 1857. The pipe-attendant is an essential in Oriental luxury and comfort, the pipe itself being the inseparable companion of Nawab, Pasha, and Sahib

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Sketches in the Persian Gulf - the Hon. Mr. Murray and his suite - from a photograph, 1857

Sketches in the Persian Gulf - the Hon. Mr. Murray and his suite - from a photograph, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Sketches in the Persian Gulf - the Hon. Mr. Murray and his suite - from a photograph, 1857. Engraving after a photograph by Major H

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: A group of Greek, Armenian and Turkish merchants in a coffee house in Vienna, 1813-1824

A group of Greek, Armenian and Turkish merchants in a coffee house in Vienna, 1813-1824. Creator: Johan Friedrich Fritz
A group of Greek, Armenian and Turkish merchants in a coffee house in Vienna, 1813-1824

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Guarding the Elan Aqueduct BB046202

Guarding the Elan Aqueduct BB046202
Elan Aqueduct, Hawkbatch, Trimpley, Upper Arley, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. The view looking east across the Elan Aqueduct showing members of the Church Lads Brigade

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Tunisia, Ksour Area, Medenine, sheesha water pipes

Tunisia, Ksour Area, Medenine, sheesha water pipes

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Water pipe in the form of a seated female figure, late 19th or early 20th century (wood, hide)

Water pipe in the form of a seated female figure, late 19th or early 20th century (wood, hide)
1068131 Water pipe in the form of a seated female figure, late 19th or early 20th century (wood, hide, plant fibre & glass beads) by African School; 39.7x13.7x10.3 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Gipsy Dancer; Notes on Albania, 1875. Creator: Frederick A. Lyons

Gipsy Dancer; Notes on Albania, 1875. Creator: Frederick A. Lyons
Gipsy Dancer; Notes on Albania, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] Belle Sauvage Works.London E.C

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Railway Travelling in India, c1891. Creator: James Grant

Railway Travelling in India, c1891. Creator: James Grant
Railway Travelling in India, c1891. From " Cassells Illustrated History of India Vol. II.", by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris and New York]

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Rajahs and Zemindars of the Northern Provinces of Hindostan, c1891. Creator: James Grant

Rajahs and Zemindars of the Northern Provinces of Hindostan, c1891. Creator: James Grant
Rajahs and Zemindars of the Northern Provinces of Hindostan, c1891. From " Cassells Illustrated History of India Vol. II.", by James Grant

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Hyder Ali and the Missionary, c1891. Creator: James Grant

Hyder Ali and the Missionary, c1891. Creator: James Grant
Hyder Ali and the Missionary, c1891. From " Cassells Illustrated History of India Vol. I.", by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris and New York]

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Jaut Zemindars and Peasants, c1891. Creator: James Grant

Jaut Zemindars and Peasants, c1891. Creator: James Grant
Jaut Zemindars and Peasants, c1891. From " Cassells Illustrated History of India Vol. I.", by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris and New York]

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: A Thirsty Soul, n. d. Creator: Hablot Knight Browne

A Thirsty Soul, n. d. Creator: Hablot Knight Browne
A Thirsty Soul, n.d

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Young Woman Smoking a Huqqa, 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Young Woman Smoking a Huqqa, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Young Woman Smoking a Huqqa, 18th century

Background imageWater Pipe Collection: Bell-Shaped Huqqa Base with Floral Design, 18th / 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Bell-Shaped Huqqa Base with Floral Design, 18th / 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Bell-Shaped Huqqa Base with Floral Design, 18th/19th century



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"Exploring the World of Water Pipes: From Istanbul to Jerusalem" From the bustling kitchens in Europe to the vibrant markets of Egypt and Turkey, water pipes have been an integral part of various cultures throughout history. These pipes, connected to kitchen sinks and washing machines, serve as lifelines for daily chores. Intriguingly, they also hold a place in leisure activities. Picture yourself taking tea in the opulent Harem with Ernst Rudolf's creation - a masterpiece that combines elegance and functionality. The waterworks behind it all ensure a seamless flow from source to destination. Venturing into the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, one cannot miss the intricate network of water pipes adorning its streets. Here, amidst colorful stalls and lively conversations, shisha pipes take center stage at Khan el-Khalili bazaar in Cairo too. The aromatic smoke wafting through these traditional souks adds an enchanting touch to their ambiance. Traveling further eastward brings us to Qatar's Doha Souq Waqif where sheesha water pipes entice locals and tourists alike. Similar scenes unfold in Jerusalem's bustling markets or even on Aqaba beach in Jordan – where relaxation meets tradition with every puff. However, not all water pipe stories are confined within cultural settings; some transcend borders entirely. Imagine encountering a unique wooden sculpture resembling a seated female figure intricately adorned with hide, plant fiber & glass beads – showcasing how artistry intertwines with utility across time. Even renowned figures like Albert Frederick Calvert found solace amidst Spain's Alhambra while indulging in this age-old pastime. Captured by an unknown photographer back in 1907, his tranquil moment reminds us that water pipes offer more than just practicality; they provide moments of serenity amid architectural wonders. Finally venturing into Africa’s heartland takes us to Cairo once again - this time displaying a vivid array of hookahs for sale.