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A miniature silver-mounted turned laburnum wood Quaich

A miniature silver-mounted turned laburnum wood Quaich


This is an exquisitely made silver-mounted miniature turned laburnum wood Quaich, with a silver medallion in the well and silver rimmed base. Probably dated 1970s. There is an indistinct makers mark on the silver rim.


Laburnum wood was commonly used in the 18th century in Scotland for cabinet making but also for Quaich making. After being  dried and seasoned it becomes darker and darker, and when polished, can become a dark chocolate brown colour like this one

  • Additional Product Information

    The word Quaich comes form the Gaelic word "cuach" (cup or bowl). It is often referred to as a friendship or love cup generally with two handles although 3 or 4 handle quaiches have been made.  Sharing the cup demonstrates a trust between 2 individuals or groups of people. You can fill the cup with a drink of your choice however it is usually whisky.

  • Condition Notes

    This piece is in very good condition.

  • Size

    Height - 5 cms

    Bowl diameter - 7 cms

    Width handle to handle - 11 cms

    Width at Base - 3.5 cms

    Weight - 57 grms

  • Packaging

    This Quaich will be supplied in a presentation box.

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