A 19th Century Provincial Scottish turned fruitwood Quaich with dolphin handles
This is a fine example of a provincial Scottish turned fruitwood Quaich with a broad bowl and with carved dolphin or celtic sea-creature featured handles.
Fruitwood was widely used in Scotland and used to make a variety of kitchen utensils.
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.
In very good condition with a fine natural patination.
Height - 5 cms
Bowl diameter - 8.5 cms
Width handle to handle - 32 cms
Width at Base - 11 cms
Weight - 191 grms
This Quaich will be supplied in a presentation box.