A small silver & horn Quaich by William Dunningham hallmarked Edinburgh, 1907
An Edwardian silver mounted horn Scottish Quaich, by William Dunningham & Co, Edinburgh 1907, with a hallmarked silver medallion engraved with 'Scuab AS'I' (meaning 'quaff it' or 'drink up') , with cut amethyst stones mounted in silver on each handle.
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.
This is a beautiful Quaich in fine condition - the horn is unusually translucent with a fine patination.
Height - 3 cms
Bowl diameter - 6.5 cms
Width handle to handle - 11 cms
Width at Base - 3 cms
Weight - 31 grms
This Quaich will be supplied in a presentation box.