Footed Bowl and Plate

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463

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.

Footed Bowl and Plate, Glass, opalescent white; blown, bowl with applied stem and blown applied foot, fired silver and gold decoration

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