Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Q is for Quaich

To continue my alphabet of British Arts and Crafts metalware - Q is for Quaich

Sorry I could not find any British makers starting with a Q, so I have resorted to a type of product often made by arts and crafts metal workers. According to Wikipedia a A Quaich or archaically quaigh, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach, meaning a cup.

These two handled cup forms were made by many makers associated with the arts and crafts, especially those with a Scottish or Celtic connection. Here are a few pictures. Makers include, Liberty & Co, Tudric, A E Jones, R E Stone and Guild of Handicraft. Other makers include,  IMC Iona, Keswick School of Industrial Art and Scottish Guild of Handicraft.

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