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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 96

    A ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Green in color, free blown, the bell-shaped body on a concave base, with a short cylindrical neck and flat rim, a trail applied to the neck and wound spirally around the body to the underside, the twin loop handles on the shoulders each attached to lengths of bronze wire joined to a suspension hook
    3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high, excluding chain


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    Provenance

    Antiquities, Sotheby's, London, 13-14 July 1987, lot 23.
    with Asprey, London, 1987-1989.
    Private Collection, England.
    An English Private Collection; Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 7 December 2005, lot 77.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot was not exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


    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.