Glass, opalescent green; blown, shaped with mold, enameled, and gilded
Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
H. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Purchase, Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch Gift, 1987
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463
This small dish was probably a saucer for a handleless cup, part of a larger tea set. Its green opalescent glass might have been meant to imitate green jade, a popular medium for luxury objects of this period.
[ Spink & Sons Ltd., London, until 1987; sold to MMA]
Carboni, Stefano, David Whitehouse, Robert H. Brill, and William Gudenrath. Glass of the Sultans. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. p. 277, ill. fig. 106 (color).