Polished Wooden Quaich made from local Scottish hardwood. 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.
QUALITY 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.
THE CUP OF FRIENDSHIP
Originating in the Scottish Highlands and used by the Clans, traditionally the Quaich was a symbol of hospitality, peace and friendship. A shallow drinking receptacle with two handles on opposite sides which were typically carved out of wood or horn.
Both practical and decorative, 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, anniversaries. They also make lovely retirement gifts or trophies.
This style is suitable for engraving on the centre disc as well as the lugs. We would not recommend engraving on the rim.
We suggest a maximum of 4 characters on the disc and up to 10 characters for each lug.
Small Measurements: Length: 12cm (lug to lug), Width: 7cm (diameter of bowl) Height: 3cm
Medium Measurements: Length: 15cm (lug to lug), Width: 8cm (diameter of bowl) Height: 4cm
Large Measurements: Length: 16.5cm (lug to lug), Width: 9cm (diameter of bowl) Height: 5cm
Commissions: Contact us if you would like to commission a unique piece to suit your requirements