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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 85

    A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Blue in color, free blown, the spherical body on a flattened base, with a cylindrical neck, the flaring rim folded in, with twin handles applied to the shoulders and pulled up to the rim
    2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 31 May 1997, lot 11.


    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.