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A very rare, intact, and desirable segmented walnut silver mounted Quaich drinking vessel. It is of a feathered staved form of coopered construction, with two lugs silver mounted, the central silver boss initialed "A.H" over "E.T". This Quaich would have been used in Clan gatherings to toast and drink whisky at weddings and ceremonies. This example dates to the late 17th century.
DATE: c. 1680 - 1700 AD
MATERIAL: Silver & Walnut
SIZE: 20.5cm wide (handle to handle) x 13.5cm diameter top, x 8.6cm diameter foot
PROVENANCE: From a private collection, Crosby. Cumbria.