Scottish Beech Wood & Silver Quaich
Scottish Beech Wood and Silver Quaich made from hardwood and sterling silver. Available in three sizes, small, medium and large. With sterling silver rim, foot mount, lugs and with a silver disc in the centre of the bowl. The hallmark is visible on the outside of the upper rim.
Home grown Scottish timber:
Scottish Hardwoods have enormous character with numerous different species of timber. All naturally durable with prominent grain, they are available in a variety of rich and complex colours. This provides a wealth of opportunity for many different creative uses.
We use only the finest Scottish Hardwoods that are sourced and crafted locally. Each piece of hardwood is unique; no two pieces will ever look the same even if they are cut from the same tree. So each of our pieces are treated individually and made by hand.
History of the Quaich:
Originating in the Scottish Highlands, Quaichs were used by the Clans. Traditionally the Quaich was a symbol of hospitality, peace and friendship. It is a shallow drinking cup or receptacle with two handles on opposite sides which were typically carved out of wood or horn.
These cups were used to offer a welcoming drink (usually whisky) at clan gatherings and family occasions. At weddings, the Quaich symbolised the shared love between a couple and the coming together of their families.
Today the Quaich is still gifted to mark important occasions, they are especially popular for christenings, weddings and anniversaries. They also make lovely retirement gifts or trophies.
Small Measurements: Length: 13.5cm (lug to lug), Width: 7cm (diameter of bowl) Height: 3cm
Medium Measurements: Length: 14.5cm (lug to lug), Width: 8cm (diameter of bowl) Height: 4cm
Large Measurements: Length: 16.5cm (lug to lug), Width: 10cm (diameter of bowl) Height: 5cm
Please contact us if you would like to commission a unique piece to suit your requirements.