Classic silver quaich

Classic silver quaich

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Reference

6665

Classic silver quaich, with plain lug handles that can be engraved with the recipient's initials as was the tradition.

Originating in the Scottish Highlands centuries ago, a quaich - or 'cuach' in the Gaelic - is a traditional Scottish shallow drinking cup with two or three handles known as lugs. It is also known as the Scottish loving cup or cup of friendship, with whisky being a quaich's most welcome partner.

Over time the quaich became the favourite drinking cup throughout Scotland, originally made from wood or horn. In the seventeenth century, silver, brass or pewter quaichs started to appear - making the cups fancy enough to be used among the fashionable upper classes of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Dimensions:

Height 40 mm / 1 34"
Width 155 mm / 6 12"
Diameter 105 mm / 4 12"
Weight 124 g (3.99 troy ozs)
Year

1925

Place

Birmingham

Condition

Excellent

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