12 April 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN F. FORT
A LATE ROMAN GLASS FLASK
CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Pale green in color, free blown, the piriform body on an outsplayed base, with an elongated cylindrical neck constricted at the merge to the body, with a flaring rim
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high
C.A. Hessing, The Netherlands.
with Sheppard & Cooper Ltd., London.
Sheppard & Cooper Ltd.; Antiquities, Christie's, London, 3 July 1996, lot 321 (part).
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