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Dish with Peony

Object Name:
late 17th–early 18th century
Possibly made in India, Deccan, Golconda
Glass, opalescent green; blown, shaped with mold, enameled, and gilded
Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm) H. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch Gift, 1987
Accession Number:
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]
Corning, NY. Corning Museum of Glass. "Glass of the Sultans," May 24, 2001–September 3, 2001, fig. 106.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Glass of the Sultans," October 2, 2001–January 13, 2002, fig. 106.

Athens, Greece. Benaki Museum. "Glass of the Sultans," February 20, 2002–May 15, 2002, fig. 106.

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).

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