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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    A BYZANTINE GLASS SPRINKLER FLASK

    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE GLASS SPRINKLER FLASK
    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
    Pale green in color, free blown, the globular body on a concave base, adorned with prunts, the tall cylindrical neck constricted at the lower end, the flaring rim with a collar below
    5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    C.A. Hessing, The Netherlands.
    with Sheppard and Cooper Ltd., London.
    Sheppard and Cooper Ltd.; Antiquities, Christie's, London, 3 July 1996, lot 321 (part).


    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.