Footed Dish

gold, with translucent green and red enamels on an opaque white ground

5.5 x 14.3 x 12.1cm

The shape of this dish seems to derive from late 17th-century Netherlandish silver and may have been a contemporary commission from the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The overall decoration of 4-petalled florets is a design, however, much more commonly found on Indian textiles of the period.

P. Moura Carvalho, Gems and Jewels of Mughal India. Jewelled and enamelled objects from the 16th to 20th centuries, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XVIII, London 2010, cat.5, pp.32–3.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.430, p.361.