Quaich & Mazer Photos

Scotland has a tradition of toasting with whiskey. In early days a stemmed bowl called a mazer was used. Starting about mid-1600s a wooden & later a silver shallow bowl with two or three handles called a Quaich became the preferred toasting vessel.

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Silver Bute mazer with lion of King Robert the Bruce with shields of supporters at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved whalebone cover of Bute mazer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Watson mazer with wood bowl & Heriot Loving Cup using nautilus shell on silver stand at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver gilt mazer with maplewood bowl by James Gray of Canongate, Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver Bute mazer (c1314) with lion of King Robert the Bruce with shields of supporters at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved whalebone cover (after 1314) of Bute mazer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Watson mazer with wood bowl (mid 16th C) & Heriot Loving Cup using nautilus shell on silver stand (c1792) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver gilt mazer with maplewood bowl (1569) by James Gray of Canongate, Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver Craigievar mazer with maplewood bowl by James Craufurd of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Quaich from Nanse Tinnock's Inn at Mauchline reputed to have been used by Robert Burns at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wooden quaich with three handles with silver coin of Charles II at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Three handled wooden quaich at Crathes Castle. Crathes, Scotland.
Silver Craigievar mazer with maplewood bowl (1591) by James Craufurd of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Quaich from Nanse Tinnock's Inn at Mauchline reputed to have been used by Robert Burns at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wooden quaich with three handles with silver coin of Charles II at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Three handled wooden quaich (18thC) at Crathes Castle. Crathes, Scotland.
Wood & silver quaich engraved 'God Bless King James 8' at Culloden Moor Visitor Centre. Culloden Moor, Scotland.Silver-mounted quaich of ebony & ivory at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver & wood quaich with regimental badge at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.Silver quaich by James Penman of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wood & silver quaich (c1730) engraved 'God Bless King James 8' at Culloden Moor Visitor Centre. Culloden Moor, Scotland.Silver-mounted quaich of ebony & ivory (18th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver & wood quaich with regimental badge at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.Silver quaich (1685) by James Penman of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish silver Quaich drinking cup at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Silver quaiches by John Luke Jr. & by James Glen both of Glasgow at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Silver quaich possibly by John Falconer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Quaich by Robert Kerr of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish silver Quaich (c late 17th C) drinking cup at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Silver quaiches (1704) by John Luke Jr. & (1745) by James Glen both of Glasgow at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Silver quaich (1707-8) possibly by John Falconer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver Quaich (c1710) by Robert Kerr of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pair of silver quaiches each embedded with coin from the 1500s at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Silver quaich by George Robertson of Aberdeen & silver tea caddy by George Cooper at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich by Edward Lothian of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich with foxes & grouse by Alexander Edmondstoune & J&W Marshall of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pair of silver quaiches (1808) each embedded with coin from the 1500s at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Silver quaich (c1715) by George Robertson of Aberdeen & silver tea caddy (c1730) by George Cooper at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich (c1750) by Edward Lothian of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich with foxes & grouse (1829-30) by Alexander Edmondstoune & J&W Marshall of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Two silver quaiches by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver & enamel presentation quaich by Glasgow School of Art for James Reid & Co. of Glasgow at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Silver Quaich by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.
Two silver quaiches (1878 & 1915) by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver & enamel presentation quaich (1904) by Glasgow School of Art for James Reid & Co. of Glasgow at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Silver Quaich (1908-9) by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.
Silver quaich presented to Regiment by City of Edinburgh to mark 350th anniversary at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich to commemorate 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott joining Freemasons at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Methers wooden tankard used in West Highlands & Islands made in Scotland or Ireland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver quaich (1983) presented to Regiment by City of Edinburgh to mark 350th anniversary at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver quaich (2001) to commemorate 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott joining Freemasons at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Methers wooden tankard (17-18th C) used in West Highlands & Islands made in Scotland or Ireland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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