4'' Thistle Handle Quaich
English Pewter Company are rightly proud of the traditional and elegant items within our range of pewterware, and some such items which exude this traditional elegance better than any others are undoubtedly our selection of pewter Quaich. This beautiful pewter Quaich features a plain highly polished bowl which contrasts wonderfully with the ornate Celtic banding around the circumference of the bowl, and is then added to by two beautifully intricate Scottish thistle style handles.
Traditionally the "Quaich" which originated in the Scottish highlands was used both for a "Cup of Welcome" and also when offering a farewell drink. The Quaich was originally made from the primitive "staved" wood, then later from horn or leather, eventually pewter and silver becoming popular as it became the favourite drinking cup throughout Scotland. Being derived from the Gaelic word "cuach" meaning "shallow cup" the distinctive design has remained unchanged over the centuries - a shallow drinking bowl with 2 handles, colloquially known as "lugs".'
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