12 April 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN F. FORT
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
Art Market, London.
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 8 April 1998, lot 58.
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glass of Imperial Rome from the John F. Fort Collection, 2 June-6 October 2002.
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