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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    A BYZANTINE GLASS FLASK

    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE GLASS FLASK
    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.
    Pale green in color, free blown, the piriform body tapering to a cylindrical neck, constricted at its base, with three thick turquoise trails encircling the neck, finer trails spiraling between them
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Glass: The Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World, Sheppard & Cooper Ltd., London, 1994, lot 83.
    Sheppard & Cooper Ltd.; Antiquities, Christie's, London, 3 July 1996, lot 325 (part).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the first line of provenance for this lot should read:
    Glass: The Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World, Sheppard & Cooper Ltd., London, 1994, lot 83.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN F. FORT


    Exhibited

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glass of Imperial Rome from the John F. Fort Collection, 2 June-6 October 2002.