A RARE GEORGE I IRISH SILVER QUAICH
MAKER'S MARK OF JOHN HAMILTON, DUBLIN, 1728
Circular, on circular spreading base, with two tab handles, marked under base
length over handles 5¾in. (14.6cm.)
(4oz. 10dwt., 147gr.)
Quaich probably comes from the gaelic word cuach meaning cup. Most common in Irish silver, a few rare Irish examples are known including a large example made in Dublin in 1715 and engraved with the arms of a Scottish family.