Personalised Engraved Scottish Quaich Pewter Thistle Handle 2.5″ – 6.5″
This Personalised Scottish Quaich Pewter Thistle Handle is available with engraving inside the bowel. This option of engraving the quaich with a personal message or logo will add a personal touch. The quaich is ideal for sporting events, wedding gifts, or as a presentation trophy. The Personalised Scottish Quaich Pewter Thistle Handle comes in a presentation box free of charge, engraved locally in Stirling, Scotland, and can be shipped worldwide. A Personalised Scottish Quaich is a fantastic way to showcase your Scottish heritage.
This Personalised Scottish Quaich Pewter Thistle Handle is now available in multiple sizes. They are available from 2.5″ to 6.5″ in diameter, to fit the purpose of your gift, no matter what the celebration. We also offer logo engraving and a range of 9 text fonts for you to choose from. This lets you engrave text to suit every occasion. Whether it is a gift for a relative or friend on their wedding day or it is needed for that end of season award night at your local club; we have a beautiful Personalised Pewter Scottish Quaich with Thistle Handles to match. We engrave all of our quaichs locally in Stirling, Scotland to give your quaich the traditional Scottish touch.
What is the story behind our Personalised Scottish Quaich?
According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, bleeding vessels frequently used in England and the Netherlands in the 17th Century inspired the design of the quaich having the low silver bowls with two flat handles. Another popular theory suggests a scalloped shell inspired the shape of the quaich. However, this seems to have had its origins in the now discredited poems of James Macpherson, supposedly translations of poems by Ossian, son of Fionn mac Cumhaill.
In his 1955 Monograph Some Scottish Quaichs, Richard L. McCleneahan, suggests that the quaich evolved directly from the medieval mazer. This seems unlikely as the form and material (burr maple for mazers) are quite different. There were small stave-built drinking vessels common in the medieval period found around the Baltics Region. Traditionally quaichs are made of wood, an art form known as ‘treen’. Some early quaichs are stave-built like barrels with some having alternating light and dark staves. Bands of willow or silver held the staves together.
Some quaichs’ have a bottom made of glass, allegedly so that the drinker could keep watch on his companions. A more romantic quaich had a double glass bottom. A gentleman would keep a lock of hair so that the owner could drink from his quaich to his lady love. In 1589, King James VI of Scotland gave Anne of Denmark a quaich or “loving cup” as a wedding gift.
In 2014, the Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow gave its winners Paul Hodgkiss designed wooden commemorative quaichs.
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