Large Quaich: Four segment Interlace Knotwork PMTQ 25
The quaich is the traditional Highland toasting cup used originally to greet guests as a welcome when they arrived and again as they were leaving to wish them a happy return. It is now also gaining popularity for toasting important holidays and special events such as engagement announcements, weddings, births, christenings, job promotions, and just about any other excuse to share a dram of whiskey (single malt of course) or brandy. As you can guess, the word derives from the Gaelic word “Cuach” which means “shallow up.”
As a circle, it symbolizes Eternity and unity as does the accompanying Celtic knotwork illustrating an interlace flowing endlessly on as the sea, with no beginning or end. A fitting design for toasting friendship and for long life with family and friends. These intricate patterns reached their peak in the 11th century and illuminated manuscripts of the Lindisfarne Gospels and Book of Kells .
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: 5.00″ from the outer tips of the Lugs; 3.50″ diameter and .50″ depth of the bowl.
Our quaichs are designed and individually handmade by the skilled Scottish craftsmen at Pewtermill Crafts which is located in the Ayleshire Valley of Western Scotland. They are made entirely in Fine English Pewter: 91% pure first-run tin, 7.5% pure antimony and 1.5% pure copper. This best quality pewter is strictly controlled by BSEN611-1 and British Standard 5140, there is no lead or nickel added to the mix, making it non-allergenic and non-toxic. Pewtermill Crafts is a member of the elite Association of British Pewter Craftsmen (ABPC) and carries its mark on each of its products.
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