Rare Queen Anne Scottish silver Quaich made in Glasgow 1705, probably by Robert Brock (1673-).
This mark is unrecorded in Jackson’s but another similar makers mark for Robert Brock is recorded and appears on a quaiche.
Condition: Old repairs- split to the side has been repaired.
The quaiche is a uniquely Scottish type of drinking vessel and the word quaiche in Gaelic is “cuach” meaning “drinking cup”. Originally made from solid wood normally having two lugs or handles, they were constructed of staves that were tongued and grooved to make them water tight. Silver quaiches when first made, were designed to resemble their wooden originals and were engraved to give the impression of staves. Quaiches were often given as gifts, especially at a marriage and in this case the initials of the couple are engraved on the handles.
Dimensions: 21,5cm width over lugs by 5,1cm high (14.2cm diameter)
Weight: 211 grams.