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Footed Bowl and Plate

December 31, 1749
Mirza Firuz Shah
Ahmad Shah Bahadur 1748–54

Footed Bowl and Plate



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. Object Details Title: Footed Bowl and Plate Date: first half 18th century Geography: Made in India 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

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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