12 April 2016,
Price realised USD 2,125
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
THREE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLES
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Each blue in color, free blown, the piriform body on a flat base, the cylindrical neck constricted at the join to the body, with a folded outsplayed rim
Tallest: 3 5/8 in. (92. cm.) high
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Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 31 May 1997, lot 11.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN F. FORT
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glass of Imperial Rome from the John F. Fort Collection, 2 June-6 October 2002.
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