Silver quaich traditional drinking cup

Silver quaich traditional drinking cup

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Reference

7023

Classic silver quaich, with chunky, box-style lug handles that can be engraved with the recipient's initials as is 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Over time the quaich became the favourite drinking cup throughout Scotland, originally made from wood or horn.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 75 mm / 3 332"
Depth 300 mm / 11 1316"
Diameter 210 mm / 8 516"
Weight 661 g (21.25 troy ozs)
Year

1950

Place

Birmingham

Condition

Excellent

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