Scottish Sterling Silver Quaich
This is a Scottish sterling silver quaich, hallmarked from Edinburgh with the maker’s mark being that of Dart Silver Ltd.
Moreover, this is a super quality piece with an all over mirror finish. Further, it is presented in a quality gift box, this would make an ideal present for all ages and almost any occasion.
The quaich measures 116 mm across the handles and 69 mm across the rim.
To sum up, a quaich is a special kind of Scottish shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic “cuach” meaning “a cup”.
Traditional Drinking Vessels
Firstly, traditional quaichs are made of wood and some early quaichs are stave-built like barrels. Moreover, quaiches can have two, and more rarely three or four, short projecting handles.
However, other wooden quaiches were lathe-turned from a single piece of wood. In addition there were others that were turned and then carved outside in basket-weave pattern. In addition to wood, commemorative quaichs awarded as prizes, or often given as gifts, are more commonly made out of pewter or silver.
Likewise, wooden commemorative quaichs were given as presents to winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.