25 October 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN F. FORT
A ROMAN PALE GREEN GLASS JUG
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
with Antiquarium, New York.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1996.
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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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