Aberlemmo Knot Quaich
Interlacing Aberlemno Knot Quaich by St. Justin – A large pewter quaich with embossed Celtic design on handles and base of bowl.
Caution: this item is NOT dishwasher safe. High temperatures and cleaning agents will damage the pewter.
The quaich (pronounced
quake from the Gaelic word cuach) has a rich heritage in Scotland – indeed it
is a uniquely Scottish invention,
having no apparent connection to any other European drinking vessel.
Traditionally used in Scotland to celebrate a bond between two clans, it was also used in the 17th century to offer
welcome to travellers and is now commonly used in wedding and christening ceremonies.
The interlacing knot on
this item is taken from the carved cross slab in the churchyard at Aberlemno,
Scotland. Pictish in origin,
it dates from the 8th century and the reverse of the slab is thought to depict the battle of Dunnichen.
Bowl rim diameter: 97mm Width (incl. handles): 180mm Height: 47mm
Supplied in a satin-lined gift box.