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Small Quaich

Small Quaich

A small, beautifully crafted quaich hand cast in pewter, with bold ancient Celtic knotwork design on both handles and under the rim. 'Lugh's Knot' is featured inside the cup, representing the continuous, unbroken circle of life.

Pewter, in a satin-lined presentation box.

Cup diameter: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Handle to Handle: 5 in. (12.6 cm)
Cup depth: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)

Note: Do NOT put pewterware in the dishwasher - see Product Care.

Ref: QU128


Our Price: $85.95

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The word 'Quaich' comes from the Gaelic 'cuach', meaning 'shallow cup'. This unique drinking vessel originated centuries ago in the Western Highlands of Scotland, where the quaich was used at a meeting of clans, with both chiefs sharing a drink from it.

One legend behind the cup having two handles, says as both hands were being used, wary warriors couldn't hold a weapon in one hand! One historical quaich associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie, even had a glass bottom so its owner could watch his possible enemies.

Today, the quaich has kept its beautiful shape and is used for the modern 'joining of clans' at a wedding, or simply welcoming visitors and toasting friends. Known in Scotland as 'the loving cup', the quaich makes a popular engagement, wedding or christening gift.

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