Footed Bowl and Plate

Object Name: Bowl and dish

Date: first half 18th century

Geography: India

Culture: Islamic

Medium: Glass, opalescent white; blown, bowl with applied stem and blown applied foot, fired silver and gold decoration

Dimensions: Bowl - H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
W. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Dish - Diam. 10 in. (25.4 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Purchase, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund and The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2000

Accession Number: 2000.490a, b

Description

Of all the varieties of Mughal glass known, this milky white color constitutes the rarest type. The painted decoration in gold and silver (now darkened) displays flowering shrubs enclosed in oval compartments, laid out in a radiating pattern, a classic Mughal decorative scheme that is also seen in contemporary metalwork.

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