An Opaque Twist Ratafia Glass c1840


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Heading : An opaque twist ratafia glass
Period : George IV – William IV – Victoria
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Hammer moulded pointed funnel engraved with stars. gilded rims
Stem : A pair of spiral threads outside a lace corkscrew
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  18.9cm height.  4.4cm diameter bowl. 7.1cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent. no chips or cracks. Some small particles of clinker in the glass
Restoration : None 
Weight:  138 grams

Late Georgian or early Victorian glasses for ratafia an alcoholic infusion of almonds or fruit kernels with candied peel. These would work equally well with slow gin which is in effect an alcoholic cordial just like Ratafia. The latter is still made in France and Italy to this day and may be purchased online.

Note the ovoid polished pontils. The polishing lines all run in a single direction parallel to the longest secant.


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Weight250 g


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