12 April 2016
A BYZANTINE GLASS FLASK
CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.
Pale green in color, free blown, the piriform body tapering to a cylindrical neck, constricted at its base, with three thick turquoise trails encircling the neck, finer trails spiraling between them
7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high
Glass: The Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World, Sheppard & Cooper Ltd., London, 1994, lot 83.
Sheppard & Cooper Ltd.; Antiquities, Christie's, London, 3 July 1996, lot 325 (part).
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glass of Imperial Rome from the John F. Fort Collection, 2 June-6 October 2002.
Please note the first line of provenance for this lot should read: Glass: The Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World, Sheppard & Cooper Ltd., London, 1994, lot 83.
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