The back-scratcher is decorated by delicately
rubies and enamel forming a radiating six-
petaled lotus rosette.
Mughal glass was a type of glass made in
India during the Mughal period (1556–1707).
Because imported Persian craftsmen were
patronized by the Mughal court, Mughal glass
of the 17th and 18th centuries shows an
obvious indebtedness to Persian influences.
Floral arabesques and sprays and, to a lesser
extent, geometric motifs were popular with
Bottles, hookah bowls, dishes, and spittoons
were made in various fanciful and elegant
shapes, the use of coloured glass with painted
designs becoming increasingly frequent.
In addition to Delhi and the provincial Mughal
capitals, Kapadvanj, in Gujarat, was an
important centre of glass production.