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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 95

    A ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Blue-green in color, free blown, the thick-walled spherical body decorated with wheel-cut concentric bands, with a short cylindrical neck and folded mouth, twin applied loop handles on the shoulders, each joined to a bronze ring attached to a short chain, in turn attached to a larger ring joined to a long chain terminating in a suspension ring
    3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high, excluding chain


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    Provenance

    Art Market, London.
    Antiquities, Christie's, London, 8 April 1998, lot 58.


    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.