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Quaich

Maker:
William Clark (adm. 1693)
Date:
1709
Culture:
Scottish, Glasgow
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Width: 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.70
Not on view
The quaich was an early form of loving cup. The staves of the wood prototype are here indicated as part of the decoration. The quaich is engraved on the handles Omnis bonis bona (To the good all things are good), the motto of a number of families.
Inscription: Inscribed in small script on underside:

Other mark scratched on underside

Motto: OMNIA BONA BONIS [trans.: to the good, all things are good]

Marking: [1] W C pellet between, in shaped outline (two partial strikes);
[2] Oak Tree with fish, bird and bell (Glasgow town mark);
[3] D (Glasgow date letter for 1709–10).

Location of marks:
On underside.
Marquess of Breadalbane ; Mrs. Stuart Stevenson ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until February 7, 1961; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1961–68; to MMA)
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