2 inch Quaich

£ 29.99

Traditional Scottish Quaich or two-handled drinking cup, made of pewter and engraved with the University crest. Space on the bottom or sides available for further personalisation by your local engraver.

Bowl sizes available - 2inch, 3inch, 4inch, 5inch.

A quaich is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. The word derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'cuach' meaning a cup.

In Scotland quaichs are often used in ceremonial occasions particularly to signify friendship or co-operation, this includes weddings where they are increasinly used in the ceremony. The tradition dates back to James VI who gave a 'loving cup' to Anne of Denmark in 1589.

Quaichs are also given as awards and prizes, or to recognise significant events and achievements such as graduations.

Measures:
Bowl 6cm, including handles 13cm, height 4cm

Beyond Scotland they have become better-known since the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 where medal-winners were also presented with a wooden quaich.

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