14 June 2006
A SILVER QUAICH
MARK OF ASPREY, LONDON, 1959
Circular and on a short foot, the sides engraved with Tudor rose and foliate motifs, with two bracket handles, one engraved with the Royal arms within a lozenge and with a label for difference, the other with an initial 'M' below a Royal Princess' coronet, marked underneath and engraved 'Asprey London'
9 in. (23 cm.) long
16 oz. (490 gr.)
The Royal arms and initial are for H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
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The quaich is a traditional form of Scottish drinking vessel named from the old Gaelic cuach for cup. With a shallow bowl and two flat handles its shape is derived from wooden forms.
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