An elegant and beautiful English ratafia DSOT (double series opaque twist) glass. Ratafia glasses are quite uncommon, and this is fine and exceptionally tall example. The elongated narrow conical bowl is above a double series opaque twist stem with a pair of three-ply spiral bands outside of a pair of corkscrew tapes.
The glass is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, or restoration. The proportions are excellent, with a height of 7 1/2 inches, a bowl diameter of 1.7 inches, and a goodly conical foot diameter of 3 inches. Rough, snapped pontil. Lead metal with good color, striations, and tooling marks.
NOTE: Ratafia was a liqueur or cordial flavored with peach or cherry kernels, bitter almonds, etc. Often it was a brandy infusion with soft fruits such as strawberries, currents, mulberries, or dark cherries. It was sold in three quality levels, common, dry, and fine. Not inexpensive, it was at times served with flakes of gold on the top. Ratafia glasses are distinguished by a narrow bowl, with its length approximately equal to the stem length.