- standard size pewter quaich
- special celtic tree handle
- Appropriate cabachon set into both handles
- bright polished finish
- supplied with quaich story card
- supplied in lid and base box
- a presentation box to fit this quaich is available to buy
- a pewter plinth is also available
- Bowl diameter: 90mm / 3½"
- Height: 45mm / 1 ½"
- Handle to handle: 150mm / 5½"
- capacity: 135ml
The Quaich History
Quaich is a Scots rendering of the Gaelic word "cuach" meaning a cup. Centuries ago, they were built of wooden staves, and by the 17th Century, were often mounted in silver or made entirely from the metal.
Quaichs were used for whisky or brandy, and Sir Walter Scott dispensed drams in silver-inlaid quaichs, but the one he kept for himself was particularly precious to him........ it had travelled from Edinburgh to Derby with the Scottish Army in Bonnie Prince Charlie's canteen. Its bottom was made of glass so that the drinker could keep watch on his companions.
A more romantic quaich had a double glass bottom in which was kept a lock of hair, so that the owner could drink to his lady love, and in 1589 King James VI of Scotland gave Anne of Norway a quaich or "loving cup" as a wedding present.
Used for the visitor's welcome, or farewell, cup by proud Clan Chiefs, worthy merchants or humble crofters, the quaich has kept its simple but beautiful shape and friendly purpose.
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