An Ale or Ratafia Glass c1780

Heading : An Ale or Ratafia Glass
Period : George III
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Pointed funnel engraved with juniper leaves and berries
Stem : Two flattened ball knops and a half knop cushion
Foot : Conical
Pontil : snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  13.7cm height, 6.3cm diameter bowl, 7.0cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  128grams 

The liqueur Ratafia di Andorno is made from Juniper berries. It is one of many variants of ratafia that have been imported into Britian from Italy and France since the 18th century. We have tried this and as a bitter digestive it is not to our taste. The engraving is most unusual for an ale glass hence the reasoned alternative proposed.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 22052212
  • Availability: Sold
  • £60.00

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